October 31, 2007

RefWorks blog: The Final Frontier

This will be the final entry in the RefWorks blog as, following the decision by IT Services not to renew the licence, the university’s subscription finishes today.

This blog will hang around for a little while, as there is some information on here which may be useful to those people who chose to take out a personal subscription, but it will no longer be updated.

October 10, 2007

Reminder: RefWorks cancellation

Just a reminder that you will no longer have access to the RefWorks software after 31 October 2007. If you wish to save your references for use in other packages, please refer to the blog entry Importing references from RefWorks into EndNoteWeb on the Library’s new EndNote Web blog.
If you have problems doing this, contact the IT Services Helpdesk on 024 7647 3737 or email: helpdesk@warwick.ac.uk.

August 10, 2007

RefWorks Cancellation – ALL USERS PLEASE READ

Unfortunately, following a period of consultation, IT Services have decided not to renew the RefWorks software licence. You will not be able to access RefWorks, or any of the references stored in it, after 31 October 2007. The EndNote software – an alternative to RefWorks – will continue to be available.

If you wish to keep the references stored in your RefWorks account, you will need to save them to a file. References created in RefWorks can also be transferred into EndNote. For more information on either of these, please contact the IT Services Helpdesk on 024 7657 3737, ext. 73737 or email: helpdesk@warwick.ac.uk.

Any comments or feedback should be sent to Patrick Ryan.

August 09, 2007

Problems with Direct Export from OVID Medline – Alternative method

There currently appears to be a problem using the Direct Export feature of RefWorks with the Ovid Medline database. There is, however, a slightly more complicated way of getting the references into your RefWorks account, using the instructions below:

Stage One: Saving the references in Medline
  1. Do your search in Medline as normal and mark the references you want to keep.
  2. Go to the Results Manager at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Under Result Format, select Ovid.
  4. Click on Save.
  5. On the next screen, select Windows Style Linefeeds and click Continue.
  6. Click Save to disk.
  7. Give the file a name and choose where you wish to save it, as normal.
Stage Two: Importing the references into RefWorks
  1. Log into your RefWorks account.
  2. Click on the References menu and select Import.
  3. On the next screen, under Import Filter/Data Source, select University of Warwick.
  4. Under Database, select Medline [OVID].
  5. Under Import Data from the following text file, click the Browse button.
  6. Find the file you saved in Stage One and select it.
  7. Click the Import button.

August 08, 2007

Exporting your RefWorks references

If you wish to export your RefWorks account to another format (for example, if you want to transfer your references to a different piece of software, such as EndNote), you can do so using the instructions below. Full details on how to save your references and import them into the EndNote software, can be found on the EndNote website.

  1. Log in to your RefWorks account as normal.
  2. Click on the File menu and select Export.
  3. Choose your preferred format (for most purposes, you should select either Bibliographic Software or Tab Delimited).
  4. Click the Export to Text File button.
  5. A new window should appear containing details of all your references. If you have a pop-up blocker installed, it may not appear automatically, in which case, click on the text Download it.
  6. Click on the File menu for either Internet Explorer or Firefox and select Save As… (Save Page As… in Firefox).
  7. Choose where you would like to save your file and give it a file name.
  8. Your references have now been saved and can now be imported into other software.

July 20, 2007

Refworks Blog featured in Ingenta newsletter

Writing about web page http://eyetoeye.ingenta.com/library/issue22/insight-blogs.htm

It’s always good to know that your blog is actually read by other people, so it was interesting to see that the RefWorks blog got a brief mention in the July 2007 issue of Eye to Eye, Ingenta’s library newsletter.

July 09, 2007

RefWorks and EndNote

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/its/newschanges/news/endnote/

Update: voting on this poll has now closed.

The University has subscriptions to both RefWorks and the EndNote referencing software and is currently reviewing this provision. It would like your input on which package you prefer. If you would like to vote, please go to the RefWorks and Endnote page on the IT Services website.

June 21, 2007

Free RefWorks training – basic and advanced features

RefWorks have organised a number of free online training sessions open to all registered RefWorks users. The training is free, but places are limited to 50 per session, so you need to register your interest if you’d like to take part. There are two sessions – a basic session, introducing you to some of the key features of using RefWorks and training in some of the more advanced features.

To book your place on one of these sessions, please click one of the links below.

RefWorks Basic Session
When? Thursday July 5 18:00 OR Wednesday 18 July 16:00
Length: 75 minutes
What will I learn?
  • Creating an account and logging in
  • Navigating RefWorks
  • Getting references into RefWorks from a direct export partner, from a text file and from an online catalogue or database search within RefWorks
  • adding references manually
  • Organizing references
  • Using quick search to search your RefWorks database
  • Creating a bibliography from a folder of references
  • Using Write-N-Cite and One Line/Cite View to format your paper
RefWorks Advanced Session
When?: Tuesday 26 June 17:00 OR Thursday 12 July 15:00
OR Tuesday 24 July 17:00

Length: 75 minutes
What will I learn?
  • Advanced Searching and Lookups
  • Viewing, Sorting and Printing References
  • Editing Multiple References
  • My List
  • Using RefGrab-It
  • Importing from RSS Feeds
  • Checking for Duplicates
  • Using the Output Style Preview Utility
  • Working Offline
  • Backing Up Your Account

June 13, 2007

Importing single references from the Library Catalogue

If you just want to import a single item from the the Library Catalogue into your RefWorks account, there’s now an easier way to do it

Note: this process only works for a single reference. If you want to import lots of references from the Library Catalogue, you should view the blog entry called Importing records from the Library Catalogue, posted on 24 May 2007.

  1. Search the Library Catalogue as usual.
  2. Click on the title of the book you are interested in to display the full information.
  3. Click on the blue External resources button. You will find this just above the search box in the middle of the screen.
  4. A new window appears. In the section labelled Recommended Web Resources, click on the link to RefWorks.
  5. When prompted, log in to your RefWorks account as normal. The details of the book you were viewing will be displayed. If you wish to add any additional notes you can do so at this stage. If you do make any changes, remember to click the Save button to update the reference.
  6. To return to the Library Catalogue, click on the blue Home button in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Note: You may find that the Classmark details (stored in the Notes field) don’t display properly. This is being looked into and will be fixed as soon as possible.

June 12, 2007

Importing References from the Cochrane Library

If you want to import references from the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews, it is now possible to do so. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Saving your Cochrane Library references
  1. Do your search on the Cochrane Library as normal.
  2. From the list of results, mark the references you want to keep by ticking the box to the left hand side of the individual reference.
  3. Click on the Export Selected Citations button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. On the next screen, under Export Type choose either Citation (to save the basic details) or Citation and Abstract (to save the basic details and the summary).
  5. Under File Type, choose either PC or Mac, depending on the computer you are using, then click the Go button.
  6. Choose Save to Disk when prompted and save the file to a disk (you can change the filename at this stage if you wish).
Step 2: Importing your saved Cochrane Library references into RefWorks
  1. Log in your RefWorks account as normal.
  2. Click on References then Import
  3. On the next screen, under Import Filter/Data Source, select Wiley InterScience.
  4. Under Database select Wiley InterScience.
  5. Click the Browse button to find the file you have just saved from the Cochrane Library and double click on it to select it.
  6. Click the Import button at the bottom of the screen to import the references into your account.

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