RefWorks to be Discontinued in December

The University Library will cancel its subscription to RefWorks effective Dec 31st, 2017. Learn more about your options.

As announced on June 14th, the University Library has decided to cancel its subscription to RefWorks effective 31 December 2017. A number of factors informed this decision:

  • With reduced provincial funding we are focusing on content (e.g. journals, databases) rather than tools and software
  • Use of RefWorks has been declining while annual costs continue to increase
  • High quality free citation management programs such as Zotero and Mendeley are available for researchers and students

To assist you in transitioning to an alternate citation manager, the University Library has developed a citation manager migration guide, available at http://libguides.usask.ca/migration. This guide will be continually updated and expanded over the coming months.

 The University Library is committed to supporting you through this change. Along with the migration guide, the library will be hosting sessions to assist you in selecting a citation manager and migrating your data. Dates for these sessions will be announced shortly.


If you have any questions, please contact citation.managers@library.usask.ca

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