The good folks at RefWorks have notified us that : “As of December 9th, 2013 RefWorks users will no longer be required to enter a group code when logging in to their RefWorks account(s) off-campus or outside of their institutional IP range.”
Current users should not really encounter any difference regarding this change…except that when you click on ourRefworks access link from home (http://libraries.stjohns.edu/refworks/) you will encounter one-less-screen before getting to your beloved citations, Hooray!
NOTE: If, in your enthusing about RefWorks, you encourage a friend or colleague to get an account, please note the those patrons who do not yet have a RefWorks account must be on-campus or using VPN to create the account …that’s the only big change in the game. If your biblio-colleagues are not due back on campus for a while, just have them email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will create their accounts for them. Once an account is created, anyone can access his/her account from the far corners of the internet-connected planet.
Of course, there are still cases where all users will still need to use the group code: (1)Using GoogleScholar from off-campus and (2)Using WNC III or earlier versions of WNC. RefWorks has indicated that when WNC4 comes out, it will not require Group Code either.
For any other questions or updates about RefWorks, please consult our RefWorks Guide: http://stjohns.campusguides.com/RefWorks