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RefWorks Is Going Away

UMaine access to RefWorks will end on June 30, 2019.  This utility will be dropped or phased out at a number of UMS campuses.

Your RefWorks records can be saved and imported into most other citation management systems.

(During the 2018-2019 Academic Year, Fogler Library offered a number of workshops to review the options available.  As well we offered one-on-one sessions to help you and your records make the transition. )

There are Two Iterations of RefWorks

RefWorks is transitioning from "Legacy" to "New".

The Legacy RefWorks citation manager is slated to be retired sometime in 2018. For short-term projects, particularly if you are accustomed to using it, Legacy RefWorks is a good choice.

If you are embarking a long term project, such as a dissertation, and may not finish by the time the Legacy version disappears, you should open a New RefWorks account. Likewise if you are working on a collaborative project, you may find New RefWorks easier to use in sharing materials.

Legacy RefWorks


RefWorks Through Fogler:

Group Code: RWUMEOrono
Needed for account creation & remote access -- Save this with your login info!

The RefWorks Legacy citation manager is expected to be retired in 2019.

New RefWorks ("RefWorks4")


RefWorks records are easily migrated into the New RefWorks, but these are two separate tools -- separate accounts with separate logins.

Why use the New RefWorks?
The New RefWorks has several features related to collaborative work that are not present in Legacy RefWorks: the ability to share collections (with access rights management), integration with Dropbox, de-duplication of references.

[Note:  New RefWorks was "Flow" for a while; your Flow login will work in the New RefWorks.]

ProQuest LibGuide for the New RefWorks


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Mel Johnson
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Reference Services, Fogler Library
University of Maine, Orono, Maine

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