RefWorks 2.0 now available

RefWorks-COS has announced its plan to launch a new user interface for RefWorks, its web-based research management, writing and collaboration tool.

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from the Library catalog and online databases, or manually inputting bibliographic information. You can use these references in writing papers and creating bibliographies.

The new interface, dubbed RefWorks 2.0, greatly improves the user experience, putting all of RefWorks’ sophisticated features right at users’ fingertips. It uses intuitive Web 2.0 conventions and a cleaner layout, making it easier to navigate and more visually appealing.

Throughout the development of the new interface, the RefWorks design team had the user foremost in mind, analyzing usage habits, reviewing user feedback, conducting surveys, and engaging users before and during the design process. The new Web 2.0 interface focuses on the site usability and the end-users needs, providing sophisticated and contemporary design elements to highlight many of the current, valuable features in RefWorks.

RefWorks 2.0 also includes some back-end technological improvements that will make it easier for RefWorks to develop new features and to work with customers and partners in new ways.

The new interface will also introduce an updated RefWorks logo, and will be launched along with a new RefWorks-COS website, which marks the completion of the integration of the RefWorks and COS organizations.

Your personal RefWorks account can be set up on campus by going to the RefWorks website, after that you may have access from any internet computer.