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RefWorks: In-Depth Help: Alumni Access

If you want to learn how to use RefWorks on your own, this guide has all the info you need.

RefWorks Alumni Program

RefWorks-COS is pleased to announce that the Alumni Program will now be offered as a standard feature of RefWorks, providing lifelong access to users that are alumni of subscribing institutions. 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.

Who is eligible to receive lifelong access?
Any alumni, whether they already have a RefWorks account or not, will have lifelong access to RefWorks through this program.

If you don't have a RefWorks account already, after entering in the Group Code, click on "Sign up for an Individual Account." You can also follow the instructions for Creating an Account.

How do alumni log in to their RefWorks accounts since they are off-campus?
To access your RefWorks account as an alumni, you will need to login to the Remote Access page by entering in UTA's Group Code. The Group Code is in the RefWorks email you were sent when you created an account. If you no longer have the Group Code, please email our service desk to let us know that you need it. 

Other important information

  • We urge you to change your "Type of User" to "Alumni" in your account settings. This can be done by going to Tools > Update User Information.  This allows Administrators to track and run accurate usage reports.
  • As long as the institution has not deleted the account, graduates will be allowed to use their existing accounts.

For additional information about the RefWorks Alumni Program, check out their FAQs.