Campus Access to RefWorks to End
The University of Arkansas Libraries’ subscription to RefWorks will end on December 18, 2020. Please choose a new citation manager, such as EndNote Basic, Mendeley, Zotero, or another product, and transfer your references by December 18, 2020. After the deadline, RefWorks users who signed up through our campus, including alumni, will no longer be able to access their accounts.
The availability of free citation managers, coupled with budget constraints, drove the difficult decision to not renew our subscription to RefWorks. The following guide is designed to help you select a new citation management tool, and to answer questions you may have about migrating to a different one. To reiterate: please choose a new citation manager, such as EndNote Basic, Mendeley, Zotero or another product and transfer your references to it before the end of the Fall 2020 semester.
Need help organizing your sources?
Use a citation management tool to create personalized databases of your source references.
Citation management tools allow you to:
by Jay McAllister III
RefWorks stores citation codes in your Word document linked to specific citation IDs in your RefWorks library. This structure makes it difficult to convert your Word document to an EndNote or Zotero document in one step. It takes several.
To convert an existing Word document, we recommend saving two copies of your RefWorks Word document:
Then, with your new citation manager running and the Word plugin installed, open the coded copy of your Word (number 1 above) and insert the citation references from your new citation manager.
Use version 2 to verify the citations you wish to insert.
Problems? Ask us. We can make an online appointment with you to walk through the process together.
Librarians are prepared to offer help in migrating your citations to a new citation manager. Please contact your subject librarian for guidance. Workshops on using the various citation tools and migrating your RefWorks account will be posted soon.