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Automatically download Full Text
Download the Full Text, if it is available, automatically, so there's one less step in the research process.
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UNDER REVIEW  ·  8 comments  · Importing References
Import PMID from PubMed by Save to RefWorks
Please improve Save to RefWorks to import PMID from PubMed.
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0 comments  ·  Importing References
Do responsive the Refworks site
Currently the user interface and login site are hard to handle trough mobile devices.
I suggest a user interface auto adaptable to device screen (responsive)
 
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6 comments  ·  User Interface
the option to copy references to other projects
Please add the function to copy references to other projects not "Using the Export References" or "Using a Shared Folder".
Both of these methods require many steps.
We need more easy way to copy references to other projects.
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4 comments  ·  Organizing References
APA capitalization
I would love to see the automation of capitalizing proper nouns in APA. I believe that the only way to currently achieve this is to edit the citation after export.
60
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2 comments  ·  User Interface
Add a ref type for "dissertation"
There is no reference type in RefWorks for dissertations, only theses. In APA style, citations for dissertations and theses are formatted differently so RefWorks should offer an additional reference type.
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0 comments  ·  Importing References
Please negate the need for Refworks to require a new tab and login when I export new references from my Institution's database.
I would like all my exported references to default to the Refworks database I already have open at the time.
Each time I export a new reference into Refworks, I am asked to login again which results in multiple Refworks tabs open.
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1 comment  ·  Importing References
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Shalhevet Bar-Asher(Senior Director, Reference Solutions, Ex Libris)
responded
Currently additional tabs are opened to avoid overwriting any activity in an existing tab. We are looking into changing the implementation to avoid multiple tabs without overwriting.
Add "search" to the view tool
One of the most useful tools when reading a document is the ability to search in the text. Please provide us with this essential tool when viewing the uploaded PDF documents.
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3 comments  ·  User Interface
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Shalhevet Bar-Asher(Senior Director, Reference Solutions, Ex Libris)
responded
We will be updating the RefWorks document reader in the future; we will consider the search option when implementing the new reader.
Export to BibLaTeX format
RefWorks currently exports to BibTeX, the legacy bibliography system in TeX, but not to BibLaTeX, the modern and powerful bibliographic management in LaTeX&friends. Updating to BibLaTeX data model shouldn't be a big issue for RefWorks as it has the framework for exporting to BibTeX. Other tools like JabRef, Citavi, Zotero... have already native support for BibLaTeX.
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0 comments  ·  Other
Add Batch Account Inactive Function by Last active on New RW Admin Page
We would like to make accounts delete/inactive by batch after narrowing by "Last active" on the admin page of New RefWorks. This is available on Legacy RefWroks' admin page.
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0 comments  ·  Administrator Tools
A new reference type for standards
Could you create a new reference type for standards? There isn't a ready-made option for this. It seems that it isn't possible to rename existing reference types.
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0 comments  ·  Other
Drag and Drop to folders: option to decide whether to copy or move to another folder
Drag and drop a reference to a folder: It would be nice, if I could choose wether I want to copy it to a folder or if I want to move it from one to another folder.
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5 comments  ·  Organizing References
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Shalhevet Bar-Asher(Senior Director, Reference Solutions, Ex Libris)
responded
We are evaluating this feature and will update once we have more information.
Add "one line one cite" feature. Gives people ability to insert in-text citations in programs other than Word or Google Docs.
Our campus is using Microsoft Office 365. The "one line one cite" feature that was available in the Legacy version gives the option of being able to insert citations/create bibliographies in other writing software.
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3 comments  ·  Writing Tools
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Shalhevet Bar-Asher(Senior Director, Reference Solutions, Ex Libris)
responded
We are planning a One Line Cite equivalent. Once there will be a committed schedule this idea status will be updated.
LibreOffice integration via a plugin (like Write-n-Cite with Word)
Although RefWorks supports exporting bibliographies in ODF format, it's missing the integration with LibreOffice. Other reference management tools do provide this, so it would be useful if RefWorks did as well. Thank you!
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4 comments  ·  Writing Tools
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Shalhevet Bar-Asher(Senior Director, Reference Solutions, Ex Libris)
responded
The Quick Cite option can be used to copy citations and bibliographies into a document written in LibreOffice.
can you make it as an add-in for powerpoint?
make refworks compatible with Powerpoint so that works cited can be incorporated into the presentation
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2 comments  ·  Importing References
Allow people with whom folders are shared to create subfolders
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0 comments  ·  Organizing References
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Shalhevet Bar-Asher(Senior Director, Reference Solutions, Ex Libris)
responded
We are looking into adding this feature to the roadmap.
Add the ability to resize the window of Write-N-CiteⅢ and WNC4
It may be useful for users to be able to change the window size of Write-n-Cite III and WNC 4 as they like.
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1 comment  ·  Writing Tools
Add Menu for Language Setting on WnC
We can set the language by ourselves when we login to WnC with Legacy RefWorks account, but we cannot when we login to New version's account. Please add menu to set the language even when we login to WnC with New RefWorks accounts! This request is for users who also uses non-English languages in the world, but I think it is needed.
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0 comments  ·  Writing Tools
data-driven article recommendations
There is a demand for data-driven article recommendation function for RefWorks.
Some kind of web services have already implemented this kind of function.
One end-user said that it should be based on not only articles in user account but also references cited in those articles. I hope this idea to be considered.
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UNDER REVIEW  ·  1 comment  · Other
Improve print/electronic differentiation in imported book references
The default setting for book imports is for electronic books and it is, in my experience, not apparent to users until an inaccurate bibliography is created.
Perhaps you could:
A) Change the default from electronic to print
B) Bring the 'this is an electronic resource' tick-box to the top of the screen when a user imports a book record.
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3 comments  ·  Importing References
UNDER REVIEW  · 
Shalhevet Bar-Asher(Senior Director, Reference Solutions, Ex Libris)
responded
We are improving the reference view, including always showing fields that are relevant for the selected reference type. This will address issues raised in this idea.
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