RefWorks Access Ending August 15 – Save Your Research Now!

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RefWorks Countdown Clock


August 15, 2015

The final deadline for RefWorks is approaching and all users are reminded to migrate their references before it’s too late.

On August 15, 2015, McMaster University Library's subscription to RefWorks will end. At that time, McMaster faculty, students and staff will no longer have access to their RefWorks account.*

RefWorks users who wish to save their research must export their references into another citation management tool. If this migration is not done by the deadline, all references will be irretrievably lost. 

To help with this transition, McMaster University Library has created a list of citation management alternatives.

Users are encouraged to explore their options and migrate their references from RefWorks into another citation management tool as soon as possible. 

No action is required from RefWorks users who do not wish to save their references; their accounts will automatically expire on August 15.

For more information contact Ines Perkovic, McMaster’s RefWorks coordinator.

* McMaster’s RefWorks license was negotiated as part of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) consortia. Earlier this year, OCUL announced that its members had opted not to renew this product, resulting in the phase-out of RefWorks at a number of universities across the province. 

FHS (Faculty of Health Sciences) faculty, staff and students who wish to continue using RefWorks beyond August 15 should contact the Health Sciences Library at