All entries for March 2007

March 30, 2007

Problems using Direct Export? Try clearing your cache.

If you find that the Direct Export option isn’t working when you try and take references from a database and put them into your RefWorks account, it may be because your web browser is storing a cached version of the page. This is a problem you’re most likely to come across when using Business Source Premier (BSP), but it might affect others too.

To clear your Cache:

Internet Explorer Users: Click the Tools menu, then select Internet Options. Make sure the General tab is displayed and under the section Temporary Internet Files, click Delete Files then OK, followed by OK again.

Firefox Users: Click Tools, then Options. Click the Privacy button and click the Clear button next to Cache, then OK.


March 27, 2007

RefGrab–It: Add references from webpages into your RefWorks account

Writing about web page http://www.refworks.com/Refworks/BookMarklet.asp

If you come across a website (for example, Amazon.co.uk) which contains details of a book that you would like to add to your RefWorks account, the RefGrab-It tool allows you to do that quickly.

Stage One: Installing RefGrab-It
First of all, you need to install a small piece of software. How to do this, will depend on which web browser you are using.

Internet Explorer Users
1. Within RefWorks, click on Tools, then Ref-Grab-It
2. Scroll down to the relevant section for Internet Explorer and right click the RefGrab-It link.
3. Click on Add to Favorites. Click Yes to confirm you wish to continue if you get a security message.
4. Under Create in: select Links as the folder, then click OK.
5. RefGrab-It is now available from Internet Explorer’s Links toolbar. For information on how to use RefGrab-It, see Stage Two.

Firefox Users
1. Within RefWorks, click on Tools, then RefGrab-It
2. Scroll down to the relevant section for Firefox and right click the RefGrab-It link.
3. Click Bookmark This Link.
4. Under Create in: select Bookmarks Toolbar Folder, then click OK.
5. RefGrab-It is now available from Firefox’s toolbar. For information on how to use RefGrab-It, see Stage Two.

Mac Users
1. Within RefWorks, click on Tools, then Ref-Grab-It
2. Scroll down to the relevant section for Mac users.
3. Drag the RefGrab-It link onto your browser toolbar
4. RefGrab-It is now installed. For information on how to use it, see Stage Two.

Stage Two: Using RefGrab-It to add webpage information to your RefWorks account
1. Find a webpage which contains details of a book you want to add.
2. Click on the RefGrab-It link in your browser toolbar.
3. A new page will be displayed containing the reference details. Click Import to add it to your RefWorks account.
4. The reference is put into your Last Imported folder. From here, you can choose to move it to another folder, as normal.

Note: Occasionally in Step 3, you may see a second option which says “A more complete version of this reference may be available”. To add this fuller reference to your RefWorks account, click Show me this reference, then Import.

These instructions (together with screen shots) are also available in the Library’s Advanced RefWorks workbook.


March 15, 2007

Advanced RefWorks guide now available on–line

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/main/research/refworks/

A PDF guide to using some of the more advanced features of RefWorks is now available under the workbooks and guides section of the Library RefWorks webpages.

The workbook covers a number of topics which users frequently ask about, including:
  • adding a page number;
  • suppressing an author in the main body of your text;
  • suppressing a reference in the main body of your text, but including it in your bibliography;
  • searching the Library Catalogue via RefWorks;
  • importing references from the Library Catalogue into RefWorks;
  • creating a bibliograhy from a list of references without using the Write-N-Cite software.

If you have any comments or questions, please email Simon Speight (s.g.speight@warwick.ac.uk)


March 13, 2007

Creating a standalone bibliography

Did you know you can create a standalone bibliography from your RefWorks references without having to use Write-N-Cite to insert references manually into a separate document?

Using the instructions below, you can create a bibliography from all your references, from references stored in a specific folder, or using only references you have selected.

  1. Within RefWorks, click on the Bibliography menu.
  2. Under Output Style, select the citation style you want to use to format your bibliography.
  3. Make sure the option Format a bibliography from a list of references is selected.
  4. Under File Type, select Word for Windows. Note: If you are using a version earlier than Word 2000, you will need to select RTF (Rich Text Format) here instead.
  5. Under Include select All References (to use everything in your RefWorks account), My List (to use items you have previously marked) or choose a specific folder from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Create Bibliography.
  7. The file can now be saved to disk as normal and opened in Word. Alternatively, you can send it to any valid email address.

March 12, 2007

RefWorks training – Summer term 2007

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/its/training/course_cat/teaching_research/intro_refworks/

Two more Introduction to RefWorks courses have been arranged for the summer term. They will take place in the Library Training Room on Tuesday 8th May, 10.00-11.30 and Thursday 14.00-15.30.

For details of what the course will cover, please see the IT Services Training pages . You will be able to book a place on the course from early/mid April from the same page.

If you would like to know about more about how RefWorks can help you and save you time, please contact Simon Speight (s.g.speight@warwick.ac.uk).


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