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RefWorks Cancellation

Due to very low usage and budget constraints, the McGill Library has decided to cancel its RefWorks subscription, effective September 30, 2021. All users will have to move their references to another citation management software before that date. Unfortunately, PDFs and other attachments will not transfer and will need to be reattached.  

We recommend Zotero, an open source citation management software. When you are ready to switch, the migration process is fairly simple: 

  1. Download Zotero.
  2. Export your references from RefWorks using the instructions listed in the pdf below.
  3. Import your references into Zotero

Depending if you are using new RefWorks or legacy RefWorks, the instructions will be different. To know which instructions to follow, look at the URL you use to log in into your account: 

  • New RefWorks:
  • Legacy RefWorks:

If you have any question or need help, contact the Citation Committee

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