You do not need to worry about losing access to RefWorks after leaving St George's. Using the few simple steps outlined below, you will be able to migrate to a RefWorks Alumni Account and continue accessing your projects after leaving the university.
In this guide you will also find a section on exporting your references from RefWorks to alternative referencing software such as Mendeley.
Note: it is very important that you complete these steps before leaving St George's as you will need your university credentials to login to RefWorks and change the account details.
Alumni access will continue as long as St George's continues to subscribe to RefWorks.
Prior to graduation, log into your RefWorks account and navigate to the Profile/Role section of the Settings page. Under Role change the drop-down menu to Alumni.
You should also update your email address as you will no longer have access to your St George's email. You can update your email address on the Profile/Email section of the Settings page underneath the Role drop-down menu.
If you have created your account with your St George's credentials, you will need to remove the institutional login from your account. Once this has been done, you will access RefWorks via a username and password and you will no longer use the "login from my institution" option. To do this, select Remove Credentials from the option below.
You will then be asked to set a new password for your account. Enter a strong password and click Save Password and Continue.
And that's it! You can now continue using RefWorks after graduation.
You may find that you wish to export your RefWorks references to an alternative referencing software such as Mendeley (which is free to use).
There is a wide range of referencing software available, and it is up to you to decide which one works best for you. The following example demonstrates how to export your RefWorks references to Mendeley, but can be applied to most referencing software.
Note: if you would like to keep your references in their individual project folders, you will need to export one folder at a time.
This will generate a RIS file that you can import into Mendeley or an alternative referencing software.
RIS files are a standardised format for citations and can be used to export references into most referencing software.
RefWorks is a powerful tool and you may find that by the end of your studies you have collected hundreds of references for many different projects. We hope you have found this guide helpful in allowing you to continue accessing your work after leaving the university.
If you are having difficulty with migrating your RefWorks account, please contact us at email@example.com.