RefWorks access ends 31st of December 2021 – transfer your references

Have you been using RefWorks at the University of Helsinki? Please make sure to transfer your RefWorks references to another tool before 28th of February 2022.

RefWorks only offers institutional accounts, therefore you cannot maintain your individual account after University of Helsinki subscription ends. 

How to transfer my RefWorks references to another tool?

Please make sure to transfer your RefWorks references to another tool before 28th of February  2022, if you wish to continue to use them. You cannot access your University of Helsinki RefWorks account after 28th of February 2022.

Choose a new reference management tool and import your references into the reference management tool, e.g.  Zotero, EndNote and Citavi. University of Helsinki offers EndNote. Zotero and Citavi have a free version available.

You can export your references in RIS format. Download attachments (e.g. PDF files) separately. 

If you use a Word plugin (RefWorks Reference Manager or Write-n-Cite) you cannot automatically switch to another reference management tool in the same Word file.

See exporting instructions and further information about other reference management tools in the library Reference Management Guide. 

Zotero courses 2021

 Helsinki University Library offers training on Zotero reference management software.

  • Zotero in Finnish: Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 14.00-15.30. Zoom webinar
  • FULLY BOOKED! Zotero in Finnish: Thursday, 9 December 2021 at 14.15-15.45. Zoom webinar
  • Zotero in English: Tuesday, 14 December 2021 at 12.15-13.45. Zoom webinar

Register for a Zotero course. Further information about Zotero courses.

In the reference management guide, you will be able to find step-by-step instructions on how to transfer references from RefWorks to Zotero.

Do you have questions?

If you have further questions, we will help you at Helsinki University Library. Please use the online form for your comments and questions.