RefWorks Now Available to Alumni

Dec 2, 2009

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign now offers its alumni access to RefWorks Bibliography Manager.  This personal citation management and formatting software was previously available at no cost to University students, faculty, and staff only.

RefWorks allows its users to gather, manage, store, and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumni who used the tool while conducting research as students can access that information and continue utilizing RefWorks long after graduation.

“We’re thrilled that RefWorks will now be available to Illinois alumni,” said Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University.  “RefWorks has been very successful on our campus with over 10,000 users to date.”

"We want the students and researchers that [sic] have depended on RefWorks to know that they can continue to count on it, no matter where their careers take them," said Colleen Stempien, Executive Director of Operations for RefWorks-COS.

A RefWorks tutorial may be accessed online at www.refworks.com/tutorial.  In addition, Illinois has developed a robust RefWorks information and support site located at www.library.illinois.edu/refworks.

RefWorks-COS, a business unit of ProQuest, LLC, is dedicated to creating tools for faculty, researchers, students, and librarians that enhance and enrich the process of discovery and research.  For more information, visit www.refworks.com.

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