In June 2019, UNH's site license to RefWorks will end and will not be renewed.
We have carefully reviewed the pros and cons of the library’s site license and have concluded that the high cost of the annual subscription can no longer be justified when there are other free or low cost citation management programs available that are as good or better than RefWorks. Other factors that went into this decision included the combination of a shrinking RefWorks user group and RefWorks’ lack of cross-platform support.
Current RefWorks users who would like to save their citations are advised to export them by July 1, 2019.
You may still need to access RefWorks. The RefWorks research guide contains login access points as well as this transition information.
UNH Libraries provides support for three other bibliographic/citation management programs: Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. All three offer the same basic functions as RefWorks, although each has its own strengths.
General instructional workshops on Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley are regularly offered by UNH Libraries. Additionally, each of these software programs has excellent online tutorials: Zotero's Start Guide; Mendeley's Videos and Tutorials page; and Endnote Training.
And of course, you can always contact us for help via email or by setting up a consultation.
Data can usually be exported and re-imported from one program into any of the others.
Most databases that offer automatic export to RefWorks also provide the same type of direct export to EndNote. Mendeley and Zotero have browser-based import functions that allow you to import from your database of interest. Many databases also provide the option of direct export in RIS format.
All three programs offer both a desktop version and an online account where you can store references, and to which you can sync the data you have saved in the desktop version.
All three programs also provide the possibility of collaborative work, through “groups”on Zotero and Mendeley, or “shared folders” on EndNote.
All three programs offer this functionality, but it must be set up in each program's preferences by supplying the OpenURL resolver link: