To all our RefWorks users, you may have noticed a “certificate error” message recently, even if you have been visiting RefWorks on your computer before. The “good news” is that RefWorks upgraded their server, and is a “trusted site.” As long as you have accessed RefWorks from either (a) our library website, (b) one of our databases, or going directly to “” you can continue the process with confidence.

If you are using Internet Explorer 6, IE 7 or Safari, use the images below to guide you through the process.  Firefox, it is a little trickier, follow the guides on this document:

Refworks Certificate error as displayed on IE6

Refworks Certificate error as displayed on IE6 - Click "Yes" to proceed

Certificate error on IE 7 -- Click on "Continue to this website"

Certificate error from Safari Browser

If you are using Safari: Click on CONTINUE