Bethesda, MD, USA (April 7, 2010) – RefWorks-COS is pleased to announce that it has launched RefWorksTM 2.0 research management, writing and collaboration tool. This release marks the next generation of the premiere web-based resource used by over 3 million researchers, students and librarians worldwide.
Currently in beta, RefWorks 2.0 is a new user interface for the RefWorks service, putting all of RefWorks’ sophisticated features right at users’ fingertips. Employing the latest web technologies and conventions makes RefWorks 2.0 easier to navigate, providing a more intuitive, faster user experience.
Planning and development for RefWorks 2.0 began with reviewing feedback, analyzing usage habits and conducting surveys of RefWorks users globally. The new interface focuses on usability and the functional needs of end users, incorporating contemporary design elements to make all of RefWorks’ functions and features easily accessible.
"We’re very excited to release our new interface. We wanted to ensure that this new design would meet current and future needs of our diverse user population, by establishing a clean, highly usable, streamlined look," said Colleen Stempien, RefWorks- COS’ Executive Director of Operations. "The new interface is poised to take RefWorks in an innovative direction."
During the beta period, both the RefWorks "Classic" and RefWorks 2.0 interface will run in tandem, providing RefWorks administrators and users ample time to familiarize themselves prior to the transition.
An updated RefWorks logo is also being introduced with the new interface, along with a new RefWorks-COS corporate website which contains information about all RefWorks-COS products, as well as links to logins, support, training and the new Resource Center.
For a demonstration of RefWorks 2.0, visit our new RefWorks-COS website at
RefWorks-COS provides tools and services for every phase of research, from discovering the very latest developments, finding grants, and identifying collaborators and thought leaders, to managing research information, sharing resources, and writing papers, to locating opportunities to present or publish findings.
Committed to supporting research in virtually any kind of organization--from academia to corporations, from government agencies to medical facilities, RefWorks-COS provides indispensable tools for researchers at every step of the research process. Learn more about RefWorks-COS services at www.refworks-cos.com.
RefWorks-COS is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as Chadwyck-Healey, UMI, SIRS, and eLibrary. With Serials Solutions, Ulrich's, RefWorks, COS, Dialog and now Bowker part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience.
More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.