The University of North Dakota has subscribed to the reference manager software RefWorks since 2009. As part of an ongoing review of core software support, a collaborative team with representatives from UND Libraries and Information Technology decided to let the subscription end this fiscal year. A careful review of RefWorks usage, functionality, and cost, as well as availability of robust free alternatives, led to this decision. Importantly for UND RefWorks current account holders, on June 30th, 2019, your current RefWorks account (RefWorks Paid) will transition to RefWorks LITE. (Note that you must be using the most current version of RefWorks, not the “legacy” version). As your RefWorks paid account becomes RefWorks LITE, you will still have the citations and/or full text article attachments that reside in your current RefWorks paid account, but you will encounter more limited functionality. RefWorks LITE access will not expire. If you want to use RefWorks LITE to organize and manage your citations, you must have a RefWorks paid account in place by June 30th.
UND Libraries will support those who continue with RefWorks LITE and those who decide to transfer their citations to another reference manager. In the fall, the library will regularly offer hands-on workshops for organizing and managing resources. UND Librarians have created this research guide on moving to quality free and subscription-based software options to support you with this transition.