Author Profiles Linked with COS Author Resolver Service™

RefWorks features an author information service that links author names from your RefWorks database to possible matching concise profiles about the authors. The Author Resolver™ service draws from Scholar Universe™, a multi-disciplinary, editorially controlled database of nearly 3 million authors, researchers, and scholars. The Author Resolver™ concise profile includes an author’s current affiliation, education, a statement of expertise and most recent publications.

When viewing a full reference within your RefWorks database, an su.gif  icon displayed next to an author name indicates a potential author profile match. When you click on the su.gif icon, a new window opens up displaying a list of potential profile matches.

The level of confidence of the accuracy of the match is indicated with bars; the higher the bars, the more likely it is that a profile is an accurate match to your selected author.

The Author Resolver™ icon su.gif  is only displayed by clicking the View icon magglass.jpg for a specific reference.

By default, the Author Resolver™ service is enabled and will display the  su.gif icon when the confidence level of 2 or more bars is found. You can modify this option, as we well as disable the feature in the Tools, Customize area -- Reference List Options section.

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

To modify the Author Resolver™ Links:

  1. Select Customize from the options in the upper right-hand corner of your account.

  2. In the Reference List Options area, click on the Author Resolver Links drop-down to modify the default selection.  If you wish to disable the feature, select Do Not Show.

  3. Click the Save Cutomized Settings button at the bottom of the page to save your selection.