RefWorks subscription changes

18/11/2021 - 4:23pm

What is happening?

UNSW Library will no longer subscribe to RefWorks reference management software.

When is this happening?

The subscription will end on 31 December 2021.

What do I need to do?

Move your RefWorks library to another tool as soon as possible.

To do this:

  1. Export all your references as .ris or .txt files
  2. Import them to the new citation management tool

Attachments such as PDFs cannot be exported, so save them in another location.

To keep all your folders, you will need to export one folder at a time.

What can I use instead of RefWorks?

Generally, we recommend RefWorks users move to Zotero. Zotero is a free, open-source, web-based tool for managing citations and PDFs, and creating bibliographies. It is highly customisable and works online and on your desktop.

If you are an advanced RefWorks user you may find EndNote suits your needs.

More information

If you have questions about transferring your RefWorks library book an appointment with a librarian via Expert on demand.


To log in to your account see RefWorks.

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