Tuesday, July 10, 2018

RefWorks Subscription Cancellation

The University of Michigan's subscription to RefWorks will expire at the end of December 2018 and will not be renewed.

This decision was made based on a steady decline in RefWorks usage paired with the availability of free or low-costs options that function as well as or better than Refworks. Additionally, RefWorks is introducing a new platform that would have required all of our users to migrate their account and learn a new tool as the legacy product is retired.

Existing RefWorks users will be contacted via email before the start of the fall semester and provided with options and support for transitioning to another citation management tool. An FAQ will also be developed to guide users in this transition. An additional email will be sent before the end of the fall semester with a final reminder about migrating. More information about the RefWorks transition plan will be shared at the Public Services Communication Forum (PSCF) on Friday, July 20.

The University of Michigan will continue to offer support for EndNote and EndNote Basic, Mendeley, and Zotero. Support for transitioning from RefWorks to another product is available by emailing scholarspace@umich.edu. Users of the Taubman Health Sciences Library can email thlibrary@umich.edu.

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