Posts Tagged ‘RefWorks’

Google Scholar Library Links

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Google Scholar recently changed where to set your preferences so search results include citation management and full-text links. If your Google Scholar results aren’t displaying links to “Import into RefWorks” and “JEFFLINE Journal Access” follow these steps (pdf).


Do your Google Scholar results display these useful links?

Having trouble exporting from Scopus to Refworks?

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Many of us have noticed how Direct Export of records from Scopus into Refworks has been dicey in the past few months.  Today (1/4/10), the direct export function doesn’t seem to work at all.  Both Scopus and Refworks have been notified and are working to rectify the problem.  Meanwhile, there is a workaround to get your Scopus references into Refworks.  It involves an extra step or two, but it seems to be much more reliable than using the “Direct Export” feature.

The steps are as follows:    (or see  Video Demo )

To Manually Save and Export Records:

Note: If you have an ISI ResearchSoft product (Reference Manager, EndNote or ProCite) installed on your computer the following directions may not work. An ISI Helper application may have been installed on your computer that is automatically called when you select the Export button in ScienceDirect. It will not allow you to save the information to text.

1. Conduct your search and mark your records for import.

2. Click on the Output button.

3. Select Export as the desired output type.

4. Select RIS format (Reference Manager, ProCite, Endnote) as the export format.

5. Select the citation format you prefer.  For the most complete record, we recommend selecting Complete Format as your citation format.

6. Click the Export button.

7. You will be prompted to save a file called scopus.ris to your computer.

8. Click Save.

9. Log in to RefWorks.

10. Select References/Import from the toolbar.

11. Select RIS Format as the data source and RIS Format as the database.

12. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.

13. Click Import.

14. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Should you continue to have trouble exporting from Scopus into Refworks, please contact anyone at the Reference Desk at 215-503-8150.

RefWorks begins implementing APA 6th edition

Friday, July 24th, 2009

The American Psychological Association (APA) has just published a new edition of their popular style manual. RefWorks has already rolled out an initial release of an output style incorporating the new rules. One change is that it no longer adds database names (with the exception of ERIC) to the end of a reference.

However, they decided to release it before their software is capable of automating all the new rules. They’re working on making necessary programming changes to fully automate the new style, but wanted to release this early version so that users can review the style and send any concerns/suggestions before the next academic term begins.

Until then RefWorks has provided instructions for manual adjustments writers will need to make:

The new edition of APA has changed the manner in which authors are to be listed in the text and in the reference list. The new reference list guidelines state that when there are seven or more authors there should only be seven authors presented. When there are more than seven authors the first six are to be listed, ellipses added after the sixth, and the last author added at the end.  In order for RefWorks to adhere to these changes, we will need to make modifications to our current Output Style Editor which will require program development.  In the short-term, our new APA style will list all authors and will require the user to manually remove the extra authors and add the ellipses.

The new guidelines allow for the inclusion of up to five authors in the first instance of an in-text citation and the use of the first author with ‘et al.’ in all subsequent citations of the same reference. This too, will require APA specific development in RefWorks.

To start using the APA 6th edition output style log into your RefWorks account, go to Tools > Output Style Manager and add it to “your favorites”.

Write-n-Cite blocked from staff computers

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Write-n-Cite users have been running into problems when using computers on the campus MST network. The MS Word Status sticks at “Word is not Running” and clicking cite fails to send citation code to Word. We’re working with Jeff-IT to resolve the problem.

The status message "Word is not Running" is a symptom of the recent WNC problem.

The message "Word is not Running" is a symptom of the recent WNC problem.

One work around is to use the One Line/Cite View in RefWorks, which provides code snippits to copy-and-paste into Word and a bibliography button to format your document. Here are full instructions (Word).

Mac Office X and Write-n-Cite

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Some Mac users report that the current version of Write-n-Cite for Mac, v2.5, isn’t inserting citations into the Office X version of Microsoft Word. (I’ve been able to replicate that problem and see that it does work on the newer Office 2008 for Mac, which is installed in the Scott LRC.) Reverting to the older Write-n-Cite for Mac v.2 fixes the problem, but the download is no longer available from the RefWorks download page. The very helpful folks at RefWorks Support provided the file and these instructions: