RefWorks-COS is dedicated to creating tools for faculty, researchers,
administrators, students, and librarians that enhance and enrich the process
of discovery and research. Designed to support research in virtually any
kind of organization–from academia to corporations, government agencies and
medical facilities, RefWorks-COS provides indispensable tools for researchers
at every step of the research process.
RefWorks-COS was established in 2008 with the merger of two organizations–each
focused on providing high quality, exceptional tools and services to assist
researchers throughout their work process. RefWorks, established in 2001,
created an innovative web-based research management, writing and collaboration
tool that is used daily by over a million researchers in over 1,000
organizations globally. COS, established in 1989 as Community of Science,
develops tools that researchers and research administrators rely upon to find
funding sources, collaborators, and other information essential to their work.
Now, as business unit of ProQuest, LLC, one of the world's leading producers
of scholarly information and services, RefWorks-COS has combined their
talents and resources to create research and information management tools that
no researcher should be without.