University budget cuts for FY21 have required the University Libraries to cancel some subscription services. The cost of providing RefWorks is substantial and we can no longer support the expense.
The University Libraries subscription will continue through June 2020.
Beginning July 1, 2020, the libraries will no longer offer access to a RefWorks subscription.
There is a 60-day grace period giving you additional time to export your references - you will retain access to your account until August 31, 2020. Please export all references from your RefWorks account BEFORE August 31, 2020. After August 31, 2020 you (and the University Libraries) will no longer have access.
Please note that the University Libraries staff are available to help you transfer your RefWorks file to another system. However, we are not able to provide technical support for any of these citation management systems at this time.
There are several free reference management products available. You can easily export the data in your current RefWorks account to those new programs. We have included below information on transferring information to Mendeley and Zotero, two free reference management systems.
You can use this step-by-step process: Move Your Citations from RefWorks to Mendeley! created by the librarians at St. Cloud State University or these Steps to Export from RefWorks to Mendeley created by the librarians at National Center for Atmospheric Research Library.
Additionally, the RefWorks Migration Guide, created by the University of Manitoba Libraries has detailed step-by-step processes for migrating your citations to Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote.
Use the Migrating Citations from RefWorks to Zotero guide, created by the University of Minnesota, to migrate your citations to Zotero.
The guide, Migrating from RefWorks to a Replacement, created by the librarians at Massachusetts General Hospital Virtual Library has tabs which include step-by-step instructions on how to export your references from Legacy RefWorks, ProQuest RefWorks and importing references into Mendeley and Zotero.
NOTE: If you are using the updated, ProQuest RefWorks, you will need to export each project separately - ProQuest RefWorks only exports one project at a time.