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RefWorks helps you:

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

** Fall 2016 News **
RefWorks new version available!
To migrate an old RefWorks account, 
see next box below

Guide: RefWorks at UMass Amherst 

(see last tab for New RefWorks, then go to 
Getting Started with New RefWorks


Login to an old version
RefWorks account

Login to a RefWorks account 
(new version)

Create a new account 
(new version)


Migrating a "legacy" RefWorks account

To move 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 will take 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 where best to search. Consult Madeleine or Naka for help with this!

For off-campus access log in with your 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
    Indexes selected peer-reviewed journals. Sciences covered from 1900-present. Special feature: Extensive cross-indexing of cited references in all articles.

Upcoming Grad Student Workshops

Science Librarians are holding workshops specifically designed for Graduate Students throughout the Fall Semester!

Oct 13 

Literature Reviews in the Sciences 
with Naka Ishii
Calipari Classroom in Lower Level of W.E.B. Du Bois Library. 
Pre-registration is appreciated!

Oct 17 

Data Management Basics for STEM 
with Thea Atwood
Science & Engineering Library Computer Classroom, A367 (enter Library on 2nd floor)

Nov 3 

Patent Information - Why, Where & How 
with Paulina Borrego
Science & Engineering Library Computer Classroom, A367 (enter Library on 2nd floor)

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