RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that enables you to download, store, and share references, and format bibliographies in seconds.
UBC Library maintains a site licence to both RefWorks and RefShare. They are available for free to UBC students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
As of May 21, 2015, UBC RefWorks accounts and databases will be stored on servers located in the United States.
- After May 21st, you will need to reinstall Write-n-Cite (now called Proquest for Word) and RefGrab-It, if you use these components of RefWorks.
- After your account information is migrated, it will be subject to US laws, specifically the USA PATRIOT Act, which allows US authorities to access your personal information. Unfortunately, there are no other citation management tools that store their data exclusively on Canadian servers. Therefore, if you are concerned about RefWorks storing your personal information outside Canada, you should replace it with non-identifying information before May 21, 2015.
- Please contact us with any questions about the migration.