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August 2008 Release

General Enhancements

Enhanced Global Edit
In addition to being able to add information to specific fields using the Global Edit feature, you can now move, delete and even replace information throughout your references. Just click on the Global Edit button in your RefWorks account to see the new tabbed options available to you.
Linking Authors to COS Scholar Universe™
RefWorks features an author resolver that links author names from your RefWorks database to possible matching profiles within COS Scholar Universe™ database. Scholar Universe™ is a multi-disciplinary database containing profiles of authors, university faculty and other scholars.

Author names with the icon Scholar Universe indicates a potential match in Scholar Universe™.

If you click on the Scholar Universe icon and your Organization is a Scholar Universe™ subscriber, you will see the full record. All others will view a free preview profile.

Note: The Scholar Universe icon is only displayed in the Standard View or Full View (when viewing a list of references) or by clicking the View link for a specific reference.

This feature is also available when accessing a folder or database via RefShare.

Details are available in the Help file section on Linking Authors to COS Scholar Universe™.

Non-English and Multi-Language Bibliographies
RefWorks has new features for users with non-English or multi-language bibliographies. These features include special handling and automatic formatting of ordinal numbers and ignoring leading articles in titles when sorting the bibliography, as well as the ability to customize output styles for formatting of multiple languages.

To do this, RefWorks has added a new field to all references -- Output Language. The Output Language reflects the language the reference is entered or typed in within your database. By making a selection from the Output Language drop-down (or establishing a default Output Language in the Tools, Customize area), RefWorks may apply special handling and formatting for a bibliography which is very important in multi-language bibliographies.

Currently, only certain languages have special formatting and handling: English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Details are available in the Help file section on Creating Non-English and Multi-Language Bibliographies.

Users can also modify output styles to include alternate language formatting. Alternate language formatting can be used in multi-language bibliographies -- allowing for language-specific formatting which is included in the bibliography, in-text citations or notes based on the Output Language field designation in the reference. For example, if you are citing references in English and in German in the same paper, you can format titles differently for specific references within the same bibliography. See the Help file section on Adding Alternate Languages to an Output Style for details.
New Fields for PubMed ID and PubMed Central ID
Two new fields have been added to every reference type reflecting the changes made by the NIH (National Institute of Health) in the U.S. These fields are the PubMed ID (PMID) and the PubMed Central ID (PMCID). We have modified the import filter for NLM PubMed to place these two ID fields in their respective RefWorks fields. Also, any output style can be modified to include these fields in the bibliography. Check the Help file for information on modifying an output style.
RefWorks and Accessibility
RefWorks has a screen-reader compliant interface for our Windows users with disabilities. The new interface can be accessed by clicking on the Accessibility icon to the left of the References area in the toolbar within RefWorks and works with JAWS or MS Narrator. You can also establish the screen-reader compliant interface as a default in the Tools, Customize area. Details about the feature of the new interface are in the Help section on RefWorks and Accessibility.

Miscellaneous Enhancements

Advanced Searching Enhancement
Now you can use the Advanced Search feature to search for fields without any information. If you want RefWorks to include empty fields in your search, check the Search for Empty Field box next to the search value.

Note: Certain fields do not have the Search for Empty Field option. These fields are Source Type, Reference Type, Ref ID, Attachments, All Authors, All Periodicals and the Anywhere field.
Attachment File Size Increased
We’ve increased the per attachment file size from 5 MB to 20 MB. This increase will allow you to attach larger files to your references.
PubMed Links in RefShare
If you have PubMed Linking enabled in your account (Tools, Customize area), these links are now visible in RefShare in a shared folder or database. PubMed Links allow users to easily view the original PubMed record, search for additional information in PubMed based on the authors of the reference and access related articles in PubMed.
Additional User Definable Fields
Now you have 15 User Definable fields which can be renamed to fit your needs. These fields are available in every reference and can be included in your customized output styles. Rename them in the Tools, Customize area.
Duplicate Detection Auto-Selection Made Optional
Pre-selection of duplicate references is now an optional feature. You can disable this feature in the Tools, Customize area under the Reference List Options.

Administrator Enhancements

Creating a Direct Export from an Ex Libris ALEPH Catalog
Harvard University has shared their code for creating a direct export to RefWorks from an ALEPH catalog. This item is available in Administrator Central, Customizing RefWorks area.
Customizable Quick Start Guide version 5.0 Available
Download this Adobe Acrobat file to add your Organization’s name and contact information to our Quick Start Guide and post or print it for your users. Available in English only from the Administrator Central area of the Administrator Tool.