Hogeschool van Amsterdam

AUAS Library

RefWorks discontinued

Migrate your references on time

2 Mar 2021 00:00 | HvA Library

As of July 2022, access to RefWorks for both AUAS staff and students will end. RefWorks users need to know this in time so that they can take action if necessary.

In 2010, the AUAS Library entered into an institutional license to the citation management program RefWorks. To find out whether the program still meets the wishes and needs of AUAS staff, it was evaluated. It turned out that RefWorks does no longer meet these wishes and needs, and that use of the program is very low. Maintaining an expensive institutional subscription is therefore no longer justifiable. This is why the Library decided to terminate the institutional license for RefWorks as of July, 2022.

How will the discontinuation of RefWorks affect you?

For most AUAS staff and students, the discontinuation of RefWorks will not have major consequences. However, please consider the following:

  • As of July 2022, you will no longer have access to RefWorks.
  • You can continue to use RefWorks, but any references you have in RefWorks will expire in July 2022.
  • You can migrate your references and folders from RefWorks to a free citation program, such as Mendeley or Zotero. Start with this in time.
  • Be aware that not all components can be migrated (attachments, tags, notes).
  • Please note! Documents in which you have already worked with RefWorks are not compatible with other citation programs. Visit the Library website to view the options.

More information

On the Library website you can find more information about the discontinuation of RefWorks. Here you will find, among other things, manuals for migrating your references from RefWorks to Mendeley or Zotero and an overview of contact persons per faculty. For further information, support or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.