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What is RefWorks? How do I use it?

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Important Information regarding RefWorks:

RefWorks access has been phased-out - as of June 30, 2015

York University Libraries has opted to discontinue its license with RefWorks as of June 30, 2015.  Citation management software has evolved considerably over the past decade, and today there are a number of free well-developed software options available.  In particular the Libraries will be providing support to Zotero and Mendeley.  After June 30th, those who wish to continue using RefWorks may consider purchasing an individual subscription.

The Libraries have created the following resources on the use of Zotero and Mendeley:

In addition the Libraries will be providing workshops on Zotero and Mendeley (TBA).

If you are a RefWorks user we recommend that you migrate your references well in advance of June 30th.  Please check our RefWorks web page soon for migration guides and further information.

Questions or concerns?  Please contact citation@yorku.ca.

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Original Answer to question:  HOWEVER YOU MUST PURCHASE THIS YOURSELF - YORK NO LONGER HAS THIS.

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool (citation manager) that allows you to create a database of citations or references to resources (books, journal articles, web sites, etc.). It facilitates the insertion of citations within a research paper as in-text references, footnotes, or endnotes, and the creation of a formatted bibliography using a citation style of choice. All major citation styles are supported (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).

See our RefWorks guide for more information about it, and details on how to set up an account.

THIS LINK TAKES YOU TO ZOTERO NOW.

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