January 2006 Release
We are pleased to announce our latest RefWorks release. Program
enhancements and changes are outlined below. Contact RS-RWsupport@refworks-cos.com
if you have any questions or comments.
General Program Enhancements
We have created a seamless, automated linking between RefWorks and
PubMed. Any record(s) imported from PubMed can be displayed in RefWorks
with a PubMed Links icon and several linking options:
- View in PubMed – links you to the reference
- Related Articles – links you to the
related articles in PubMed
- More by Author Name – allows you to
select an author’s name and links you to other articles
by that author in PubMed
The PubMed Links icon is displayed from any View
(All References, a Folder, Search Results, Full View, Standard View,
or any designated output style) as well as in the Edit view of a
record or when clicking on the View link for a particular record
PubMed linking is an optional feature that you enable in the Tools,
Customize area of your RefWorks account.
Advanced PubMed Searching from within RefWorks
In RefWorks’ Search, Online Catalog or Database Area, the
Quick Search box supports PubMed’s advanced tagged searching.
All other catalogs or database still have the regular Quick Search
RefWorks has incorporated a RSS feed reader to allow you to establish
links to your favorite RSS feeds and import data from those feeds
directly into RefWorks. You can access the RSS Feeds
page from the Search area of RefWorks.
Electronic and Print Designations
Every reference type in RefWorks has a new field: Source
type. The source type choices are Electronic
or Print, allowing you to further define your reference
data. Your selection of a reference as either electronic or print
will impact what is ultimately printed in your bibliography, as
not all fields of data are relevant for a source type.
You can also set a default source type designation
in the Tools, Customize area. All imported records
will automatically be assigned the source type you designate (either
Electronic or Print).
Note: All existing records in your RefWorks
database are designated as Print records.
Also, when using the Output Style Editor, each field you use for
a reference type will have a new option in the Field Settings area
that allows you to designate whether this field of information should:
- print always
- print only if the source type is a print record
- print only if the source type is an electronic record
Global Editing of Electronic Resource Information
When importing or globally editing references in your account, you
will have the option to add Electronic Resource Information
(data vendor, database name, links and date retrieved) all in one
When you select Show Option for Global
Edit of Electronic Source Related Fields After Import in
the Tools, Customize area, you will be automatically
presented with the Electronic Resource Information Fields on the
import completion screen, should you wish to add this information.
If the data vendor includes any database information in the import,
RefWorks will display that in the global edit option for you, as
well as the retrieved date.
Additionally, there is a new option in the Global Edit
feature that allows you to select Electronic Resource Information
fields in order to edit the four fields in one step.
Added Customization Options
In the customize area of RefWorks you can now:
- Designate a specific folder to open when you log into your
- Choose a default sort order for your references
- When importing search results from the Search, Online
Catalog or Database area, you will be brought to the
import completion screen where you can view your
last imported folder, view the import log or add electronic resource
information (if desired)
- The maximum number of records you can display
per page has now been limited to 500. This will help prevent problems
with displaying large volumes of records in the full view.
- A new Administrator Tool tutorial has been
added to Administrator Central and in the Help
area of the Administrator Tool.
- We’ve added “Short-cuts”
in Admin Central so you can easily access the section you need
without having to scroll down the page.
- Added new Helpful Hint on how to link
to specific pages in the RefWorks Online Help.