Phasing out of RefWorks

Due to sustained low usage and the availability of alternative reference managers, the Library will gradually phase out RefWorks over the coming academic year. New RefWorks accounts associated with HKBU can no longer be created. Current users who already have a RefWorks account will continue to have access until 31 August 2016. They will also be notified directly via email by the Library. These users are advised to export their RefWorks library to an alternative reference manager. HKBU librarians are happy to advise and assist in this process via a research consultation:

The Library still provides access to reference management software in the form of our institutional subscription to Mendeley. Apart from powerful citation features similar to RefWorks, Mendeley is also designed to manage all other aspects of your research workflow (e.g. cloud storage of PDFs and their annotations, collaboration using public and private groups, mobile device compatibility via dedicated Android and iOS apps).

More information about Mendeley, including a sign-up link for extra institutional benefits, can be found on the Library's Mendeley Research Guide. This guide also provides simple step-by-step instructions on importing your reference library from RefWorks to Mendeley: (screenshot shown below).

Should you have any question, please feel free to contact the Library's Information Desk at 3411-7363, or