RefWorks transition

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Citation Management Tools library guide

Due to low usage and new technology platforms, ASU Library ended its subscription to RefWorks, effective June 30, 2019.

The decision to transition away from RefWorks in favor of other citation managers is in line with our peer institutions and Arizona State University’s commitment to innovation and service excellence.

Next steps

1. Choose a citation manager

Use the Citation Management Tools library guide to compare the three citation managers that ASU Library supports: EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero.

While certain academic fields may prefer one platform over another, all three citation managers are endorsed by ASU Library as effective, low-cost (or free) tools that offer a variety of benefits to their users.

2. Transfer your citations

Follow step-by-step directions to easily migrate your citations from RefWorks to another citation manager.

Need help?

Send an email to for assistance. Library staff will contact you to arrange a time to help you set up a new account, add your RefWorks data, and get comfortable adding new files and citations. 

What you need to know

About transitioning from RefWorks

About transferring citations, fields, folders and PDFs

About citation management options