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Every Duke graduate is entitled to one free RefWorks account. 

Get a RefWorks alumni account

  • Log into the Duke Alumni Directory.
  • Select Benefits then Library Resources.
  • Click the link Instructions for creating an alumni account, located beside the RefWorks icon.

Want to move your current account into your new alumni account?  First, back up your current account:

  • Log into your current RefWorks account.
  • From the Tools menu, select Backup & Restore.
  • By default, References, Attachments and RSS Feeds are selected for backup.  If you do not wish to include your references, attachments and RSS feeds, deselect the appropriate option.
  • Click Perform Backup
  • Save the file when prompted. If you are not prompted to save the file, select Click here to save your backup file.
  • Your file will be saved as a .zip or .rwb file.  Do not change the extension of the file.

Now, move your backed up account into your new alumni account: 

  • Log in to your new RefWorks alumni account.
  • From the Tools menu, select Backup & Restore.
  • Select Restore.
  • Browse for the appropriate backup file.
  • Select Include References, Attachments and RSS Feeds, as desired
  • Click Perform Restore.