Talk:RefWorks

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Starting the page[edit]

RefWorks is a legitimate instance of the category of citation management software. I posted a very skeletal page that should have been tagged as a 'stub' so that suffered 'speedy deletion.'

I'm new to wiki (at least I registered) so I need to do a better job formatting the page to avoid speedy deletion.

I have posted a new page formatted to indicate it is a software-stub. --Birdbrainscan 16:19, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

reverting strange edit[edit]

I'm going to revert the last change which simply put the entire article in quotation marks. Birdbrainscan 04:05, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

deleted all I had added[edit]

OK, I will admit that I am a fan of RefWorks and felt that the article in its current state does hardly provide sufficient information to do this tool justice, so I added information on a key new component (Write-N-Cite III) and the new ability to attach files to references. This made someone threaten deletion, which I find unjust, but since I am not "big enough" of a user I just deleted all I had added, except for one essential line about full-text linking. As it isn't an inherit feature of RefWorks, but one that is lent to RefWorks by adding an institutional OpenURL resolver.

So anyhow, I think it should be permissible to add details on features of a software, not because it is promotion, but because it describes the product more appropriately. Especially if those additions are fair and balanced and point out limitations that the normal marketing literature of a corporation would not include. I had made sure to include those.

Otzberg 08:14, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


At this point it might be appropriate to ask - can we include the long, long list of bugs and broken features as well here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.150.195.111 (talk) 17:11, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

How old is RefWorks?[edit]

From the 70s? 80s? 90s?

Company founded in 2001: http://refworks.com/content/about_us.asp

Canadian 'repatriation' of RefWorks[edit]

I made the 19:40, 28 August 2011 edit adding a note about the 'repatriation' of RefWorks servers to Canada. AndrewClement (talk) 03:17, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

I updated the section with information regarding the end of RefWorks being hosted on Canadian Servers. Unfortunately OCUL has not issued an official notice but many of the subscribing university libraries have posted notices about the migration of accounts to RefWorks U.S. servers. Librarydenyse (talk) 16:17, 16 June 2015 (UTC)