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RefWorks Transition Guide

Moving your references out of RefWorks and into another citation manager

Advisory Notice!

The University of Arizona Libraries subscription to RefWorks ended on February 28, 2021


As of February 28th, 2021, UA users’ RefWorks accounts are no longer accessible.


Why did you cancel RefWorks?

  • We decided to cancel based upon rising subscription costs combined with low usage along with the rising prevalence of free citation management tools.

Can I sign up and pay for an individual account with RefWorks?

  • No, unfortunately ProQuest RefWorks no longer offers individual subscriptions

Your plan of action to help migrate your citations to another management tool can include any of the following:

  • Use this RefWorks Transition Guide
  • Learn more about citation management tools like EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley [citation management guide coming soon]
  • Get in touch with your friendly librarians for support.

If I miss the February 2021 deadline to get my citations out of RefWorks, is there anything I can do?

  • Unfortunately no. You will be unable to access your account after (date here)

I am a UA alumnus who has been using RefWorks, will I also lose my access?

  • Yes. You will have to migrate your RefWorks citations to one of the other citation managers, even if you changed your log-in email address to a non-UA account.