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November 20, 2019

Reminder: Transfer RefWorks citations by Dec. 31

Submitted by Darchelle Martin

The K-State Libraries subscription to RefWorks will end Dec. 31. All users who want to keep citations and PDFs stored in RefWorks must transfer them to an alternate citation manager. After Dec. 31, K-State users' RefWorks accounts will be permanently inaccessible.

Librarians have created detailed instructions on how to

  1. Select an alternate citation manager such as Zotero, Mendeley or EndNote.
  2. Transfer citations and PDFs out of RefWorks and into the new platform.

Users are encouraged to finalize their transfer as soon as possible so library staff can provide assistance if needed.

"We don't recommend waiting until the end of December to transfer citations because many of our librarians will be out of the office," said Carol Sevin, academic services librarian. "We want anyone who needs assistance to contact us right away. We'll set up a time to meet in person, help complete the transfer and make sure you're comfortable using whichever citation manager you elect to use."

Due to declining budgets and the growing financial burden created by the serials crisis, K-State Libraries must make ongoing cancellations to subscription-based materials. The decision to cancel RefWorks was based on the availability of free and low-cost alternatives and declining usage of the product.

More information about the RefWorks cancellation is available at K-State Libraries' website