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RefWorks: Transitioning to a New Citation Management Program: RefWorks to be Discontinued, 12/31/15

RefWorks is a web-based tool that helps you collect all of your references into one place, and also offers the ability to easily insert them into your paper and format the bibliography or works cited list.

Why Discontinue Refworks

With the rise in quality of free citation management programs like Zotero or Mendeley, lowered cost of EndNote desktop and the free EndNote Online version, coupled with the low use of Refworks. the Library decided to stop subscribing to this tool.  Refworks is still available until the end of 2015, so between now and the end of the year, the information on this site will help you transition to a new program.  A personal RefWorks subscription is also an option if you prefer.

Workshops and consultations are available to help you choose another citation management program and to help you migrate your references to another program.

How to Begin

Step 1:  Refworks citations will export to nearly any citation management program, so all you need to do is select which one you want to use.  Need help deciding on which one?  See our Compare & Choose overview, come to the Managing Citations workshop on October 29th, or set up an individual consultation.  

Step 2:  Find instructions on this guide for migrating your citations and attachments to EndNote, EndNote Online, or Mendeley.  One organizational question to address is how to deal with folders and the right steps to take to keep that structure if you have them.  The other issue is that attachments will not automatically export.  Find instructions for:

EndNote EndNote Online Mendeley