CANCELATION OF REFWORKS SUBSCRIPTION IN 2018
Dear Campus Community
This is advance notice that UWC Library is cancelling its subscription to RefWorks, effective from 31 December 2018.09.27
The decision, endorsed by the Senate Library Committee was based on the fact that the Library already supports Mendeley, a similar tool available free of charge. Over the last few years the number of RefWorks users at UWC has declined while that of Mendeley is growing.
We understand that this entails a significant transition for Refworks users but anticipate that this advance notice will provide sufficient time to migrate to Mendeley or other similar tools. Please refer to Collaborative Tools page of the Researcher Support guide for instructions on how to migrate from RefWorks to Mendeley or contact your faculty librarian.
Migration: RefWorks to Mendeley
Daily from 17 to 31 October 2018: 11h00-12h00, Level 6 Training room
SATURDAY WORKSHOPS: 09h00-12h00, Level 6 Main Library
20 October; 27 October & 3 November
Saturday 20 October 2018
09h00-12h00, UWC Main Library
RefWorks descriptors will become keywords in Mendeley.
NOTE! Attachments or the information in User fields in RefWorks cannot be exported to Mendeley. Copy any information in User fields to Notes before exporting the references to ensure that all information is exported. Attachments have to be downloaded from RefWorks to your computer and then be added to Mendeley.
Mendeley is a free (up to 2 GB) reference management tool comparable to RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero etc. It is a combination of a fast and powerful desktop application with an online account for web services. It stands out for its social functions (groups, sharing, community).
Mendeley is particulalarly helpful if your workflow is based on collecting full text PDFs of relevant literature. It often automatically extracts bibliographic data. Of course it also supports importing of bibliographic records from Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science, CiteSeerX, PubMed, Worldcat and many other scholarly search engines.
Mendeley is pre-installed on all Library computers. You need to create an account at mendeley.com
More information on Mendeley will be in the LibGuide Mendeley