As of December, 2018, Dartmouth College Library’s subscription to RefWorks will end and will not be renewed. There are a number of factors that went into this decision, but the primary drivers are a combination of: a shrinking RefWorks user group; RefWorks’ lack of cross-platform support; and the emergence of free, more powerful alternatives to serve your research management needs. Current RefWorks users who would like to save their citations are advised to export them by December 1, 2018. We have created a guide for exporting your citations here, and are happy to guide you through the process if you need additional support.
As we shift away from RefWorks, most users will find Zotero the best suited for reference management. Zotero is a free, open-source program that works on Windows, MacOS, and Linux platforms. Like RefWorks, Zotero includes plugins for Word and LibreOffice for cite-as-you-write functionality, along with many other helpful features. Most RefWorks users who have exported their citation libraries will be able to easily import them into Zotero by following the instructions in this guide. For those for whom Zotero might not meet their needs for citation management, please do not hesitate to contact your us.  if you’re currently at Dartmouth you may work with your subject librarian; if not, feel free to connect with a librarian through our “Ask Us Now” button on the right edge of any page of the Dartmouth Library website.
Throughout the coming year, there will be more information available on our website including a list of FAQs and other information to guide you through this transition. As always, the needs of our users are the Library’s primary concern. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have about the transition process.
Thank you,
Dartmouth Library