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NEW RefWorks

Staff and Students now have the option to use NEW RefWorks which has a more modern look and feel adn enhanced functionality e.g. import PDFs

New RefWorks Accounts

You can choose to login to RefWorks using a personal username and password, or from a 'Use login from my institution' link.

See further information below on the login methods and how to set them up.

SIgn-up for a New RefWorks Account (personal account with user name and password)

Ceate a personal account if you are happy to use a user name and password. Note that you need a personal user name and password to use the associated writing tool RCM (RefWorks Citation Manager) to cite your referencences directly into a Word document) and this account will operate for both New RefWorks and RCM.

  1. Go to and click the “Create Account” link.

  2. Fill in your information using your University of Stirling email address.
  3. Create a password which you will remember. Do not use your University password.

Next you should receive an email with a link to complete the registration process. You may need to check your spam/junk mailbox.

Use login from my institution

IMPORTANT: When using login from my institution for the first time, you will be asked to accept cookies and occasionally after that point you will see a blank screen and can't proceed to the next step in the process. At this point please click the refresh icon in refresh your browser (or F5 on your keyboard) and you can complete your registration. Contact the Library if there are further issues.

Use login from my institution if you mostly use RefWorks to collect your refereces and you usually use the 'Create Bibliography' link to copy and paste your reference list for your essays and other work.

Note: if you also wish to use RCM (Reference Citation Manager) to cite your references directly to your Word document, you will also need to create a personal user name and password.

  1. Go to  

  1. From the login box click Use login from my institution. 

  1. Type Stirling or browse down to University of Stirling, and click on University of Stirling 


  1. If you are asked to sign in, please use your full user name e.g. (students) or (staff) followed by your University network password. 


  2. You may be asked to enter your University email address and give your consent to the Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. There may be some additional questions to answer.