RefWorks accounts migrating to US Servers on June 16, 2015


This is an important message for University of Regina Library RefWorks users.

As of June 2015, the Canadian version of RefWorks will cease to exist because the Canadian server that hosts RefWorks is no longer available. University of Regina Library will continue to subscribe to RefWorks, and all University of Regina  RefWorks accounts will be automatically migrated to the US version of RefWorks, with no action required by you.

This change affects the privacy of your personal information.  If you use RefWorks after June 2015, your data will be stored on US servers, which means your account information will be subject to US laws, specifically the US Patriot Act, which allows US authorities to have access to your personal information.  If you are concerned that your personal information is stored outside Canada, do not use this service.  Your use of RefWorks is voluntary, and you may opt out.

Please note: there are no citation management products that store data exclusively on Canadian servers. Popular competitor products like Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero all store their data on non-Canadian servers.