RefWorks Alumni Program

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RefWorks has announced that their Alumni Program will now be offered as a standard feature of RefWorks, providing lifelong access to users that are alumni of subscribing institutions, such as UMass Lowell.

This is a free service that is now available to all alumni. My understanding is that if current students have accounts, then those accounts will not expire after student graduates. RefWorks asks only that they switch their “Type of User” accounts to “Alumni.” Current alumni presumably are also eligible.

As long as an institution subscribes to RefWorks, alumni will have access, allowing them to continue using their personal research databases for future professional and academic endeavors.

To learn more about the Alumni Program, visit the  Alumni Program FAQs.

Upgrades to Refworks

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The University Site license for RefWorks has been enhanced.  RefWorks accounts for faculty now have unlimited amounts of storage space.  RefWorks accounts for students are now 1 gigabyte per account.  Refworks has added the option of attaching the actual article to the Refworks record.  These enhancements have been added by RefWorks, at no additional cost to the University.  Other enhancements are on the horizon, watch this space for updates!