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  • Track & organize citations
  • Format bibliographies
  • Write papers with citations 

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Migrating a "legacy" RefWorks account

Directions for adding citations from an old RefWorks account to a new account:

1. Create a new account. - you must use your UMass email account for this account.
     This is a completely different account, not one linked to your old account!

2. Once you are in your new account, import your references by clicking on the + button on the menu bar.

   a. Select Import References

   b. Select RefWorks under Import from another reference manager

You'll be prompted to log into your old account, and they'll take care of the rest.  The time it takes depends on the size of your collection and your network speed.


Not focused on science?

This guide is primarily for science-based topics.

For policy topics, use the research guide on Public Policy & Administration, and talk to a librarian for that area.

For regional planning topics, contact Madeleine Charney and see the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning guide.

For a business focus, contact Mike Davis and see the Business guide.

You get the idea.

Quick List of Databases for Environmental Conservation

Research databases index journal articles and many other types of publications. Your research topic determines which database is best. Consult Madeleine or Naka for help!

Find other useful databases on the Find articles tab above.

Off-campus, log in with your UMass Amherst NetID

  • Agricola  
    Indexes articles in "applied biology" including aquaculture & fisheries, forestry, wildlife management & conservation, extension & education. 1970-present.
    Research, product info, and articles on the "green" building movement. Includes the monthly newsletter, Environmental Building News.
  • CAB Abstracts
    Similar subject coverage to Agricola but produced by the British Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux. Longer date coverage: 1910-present
  • Engineering Village
    Indexes engineering journal articles, conference papers, and web sites, 1884-present. Useful for engineering aspects of the Building and Construction Technology program, or regarding structures for water resources or conservation plans.
  • GreenFILE
    Scholarly journal and magazine articles on the environment and sustainability in building, agriculture and energy, 1973-current.
    Good place for an overview. Journal articles, encyclopedia entries, case studies and web sites on environmental issues, arranged topically and/or geographically
  • PubMed
    National Library of Medicine's comprehensive database of citations to medical journal articles, with links to UMass-subscribed full text, 1966-present
  • Web of Science Core Collection
    Indexes selected peer-reviewed journals, some conference proceedings, and some books. Sciences covered from 1900-present. Special feature: Extensive cross-indexing of cited references in all articles.

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