Email: Note to Faculty on RefWorks Being Discontinued

Message was sent to all faculty members via Academic Affairs.

RefWorks, the citation management software, will no longer be available after December 31, 2020. This resource is currently funded through the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC) and is not being renewed. Other reference management software such as Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley are supported by the USF Libraries, with more information provided through our guide on Citing Sources.

No new RefWorks user accounts will be accepted beginning August 1, 2020, and current RefWorks users who would like to save their references are advised to export them by December 31, 2020. Users will have until January 31, 2021 to access their accounts for the purpose of exporting references, after which accounts will be permanently inaccessible. All attachments must be downloaded and reattached to references separately in another citation manager. Information on how to export your references and migrate to another citation manager is provided in the USF Libraries Guide on RefWorks.

If you have questions about exporting your RefWorks references, please contact Susan Silver at

Email sent to all of Academic Affairs, 12/14/2020

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