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August 2007 Release

We are pleased to announce our latest RefWorks release. Program enhancements and changes are outlined below. Contact if you have any questions or comments.

General Enhancements

New Mac Write-N-Cite
This new version for the Mac now includes the Citation Editor feature.  No more manual entry of in-text switches to include page numbers, hide text, add text and more!  See the online help section or Basic tutorial module on Using Write-N-Cite for details on how to edit citations.
User Customizable Output Style List
Users can now create their own list of output styles using our Output Style Manager.  The Output Style Manager allows you to select styles from the complete output style list and have only your Favorites display (along with any Organization-Specific styles selected by your local RefWorks administrator).  No more scrolling through hundreds of styles to find the ones you want!  This new feature replaces the display of your last 10 selections, as in the previous versions of RefWorks.  Your last 10 selections prior to this release, are now in your Favorites list, which you can modify using the Output Style Manager.  Brand new RefWorks users will see a pre-defined list of output style selections as their Favorites, which they can modify using the Output Style Manager.
Add/Edit Reference Enhancements
When adding or editing a reference, the name of the folder(s) the reference is filed in are now immediately displayed beneath the folder drop-down, making it easier to view your folder selections.  Also, when you select a folder name from the drop-down, you will now see an asterisk (*) next to the folder name.

We’ve also added two enhancements related to AccuCite.  When you choose an output style for AccuCite in the add or edit mode, all the recommended fields for that output style will be displayed together, near the top of the add or edit page.  This makes it easier to see which fields of information AccuCite recommends.  Also, you are now able to select a None Selected option in AccuCite should you prefer to hide output style-specific recommendations
New Export Option - RefWorks Tagged Format in XML
RefWorks and RefShare users will now be able to export references in XML using the RefWorks Tagged Format.  The existing XML export will be phased out over time.


Miscellaneous Enhancements

Open URL Linking Available in Reference View
Users in organizations that have implemented Open URL linking will now see the Open URL link or icon available when selecting the View link to display the full reference details.  The Open URL link will also appear when selecting the View link in RefShare.
New Output Style Sort
Output Style Editor users will now see a new sort in the Bibliography Settings area.  This sort formats bibliography by First Author, Number of Authors, and Year (Ascending).
Updated RefWorks Basics, Advanced Feature and RefShare Tutorials
All RefWorks tutorials now include audio.  Simply turn down your speakers if you do not wish to hear the voiceover.
Ability to Modify User Type and Area of Focus
Users can now modify their User Type and Area of Focus (which you select when you create your account) in the User Information area.  To make modifications, simply select Tools, Update User Information from the menu.


RefShare Enhancements

RefShare Recipients who have access to a shared folder or database via an RSS Feed can customize the RSS Feed String to include all records after a specific date.  To do this, simply append the RSS feed string with the following =1&basedate=ddmmyyyy and add the string to your RSS feed reader.


Administrator Tool Enhancements

Organization-wide option to enable Electronic Source Related Fields
RefWorks Administrators can opt to have the global edit related to electronic source related information fields display by default for all users.  These four fields of information (data source, database, links and retrieved date) will display on the Import Results screen after any import.  This option is in the Subscriber area and corresponds to the default Source Type selection.  Users can override the default selection in their Tools, Customize area.
Account Activity/Inactivity Options
Two new options have been added to the Account Activity/Inactivity area, giving administrators the ability to view accounts:
  • Accounts not accessed in past 2 years
  • Accounts not accessed in past 3 years
Usage Summary Report
An issue with the export of the Usage Summary report has been corrected.
Automatic Updating of User Type and Area of Focus Statistics
As we mentioned above, users can now update their User Type and Area of Focus in the Update User Information area of their account.  When users make any change to either field, the User Type and Focus Area Summary displayed in the Usage Summary Report area of the Administrator Tool will automatically update to reflect these changes.
Administrator Tool Tutorial
This tutorial now includes audio.