April 20, 2009

RefWorks move affects users

Today, Alloway Library is moving our RefWorks subscription from the RefWorks' Scholars Portal servers to the RefWorks' US servers. This change will affect all researchers who use Refworks' web-based software to create databases, import references or format bibliographies and papers. The move should provide better access to RefWorks services for Alloway Library users.


Users will need reinstall Write-N-Cite from here because the version from Scholars Portal will not work once the switch is complete.

Next, users must reinstall RefGrab-It from here as the previous version from Scholars Portal will not work once the switch is complete.

There may be minimal down time for RefWorks account on April 20 while the switch takes place.

Please be sure to change any bookmarks within your browsers on your personal computer that link directly to Scholars Portal. These bookmarks will no longer grant you access to your RefWorks account. It is best always to log in through the Alloway Library Refworks' page.

RefWorks has just loaded the MLA 7th edition output style to our production servers. To view the new style, please use the Output Style Manager and add it as a favorite for your account.

Should you have any questions about RefWorks, please contact an Alloway Librarian.

Submitted by Bill Badke

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