Scheduled maintenance 19th March : impact on the Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library logoWiley Online Library will be undergoing scheduled downtime, for maintenance, with direct impact on Cochrane Library users on 19th March starting at 11.00 am, UK time.

The downtime is expected to last for around 3 hours  (11:00 to 14:00).

Users of the Cochrane Library site may experience performance deterioration, with intermittent access issues for opening the search results and browse functionality.
A user may have one of three possible journeys during this maintenance period:

  1. A correctly resolved page return
  2.  A maintenance message
  3. A failed to load message

The maintenance is needed for various Wiley Online Library aspects of a Access & Licence Management project.

The RefWorks Community for tips, guides and video tutorials

Welcome to RefWorksGo to the RefWorks Community website for the latest news, updates and tips for RefWorks users and also resource guides and excellent video tutorials to help you get the best from your RefWorks account.

The site has been designed to not only offer additional resources but to connect directly with users through the blog, events and webinars. There is no need to sign up or register, the content on the site is open to everyone – that means all new users, dedicated users, as well as those who just want to learn more about RefWorks. Follow these links for:

This video introduction to using RefWorks is one of the video tutorials available on the site.

If you would like more help with RefWorks, or with searching online databases, writing a bibliography or using our library, come to our Enquiry Desk. We hold drop-in sessions during term-time from Monday – Friday, between 9am – 4.30pm so don’t hesitate to ask our friendly library staff.

Medical Library Team

New Write-n-Cite 4 version available

refworks-small-logoRefworks have announced the release of a new version of ProQuest for Word (PQFW), previously Write-n-Cite 4 (WNC).

This latest version of PQFW for both Windows (v. 4.4.1272) and Mac (v. 4.4.1225) resolves the following feature and formatting issues:

  •  Deleted references no longer download to your local database
  •  When Auto Sync option is selected, it remains selected unless de-selected by user
  • Documents with citations inserted using One Line Cite View (RefWorks users only) will automatically be converted for use with PQFW 4 and above
  • Folder names with Asian characters now sync correctly
  • Paragraph spacing will no longer be changed when using a style that contains stylized text such as italic, bold, etc.
  • Extra spaces appearing in text citations after formatting papers
  • MLA title casing issue
  • MLA bibliography sorting issue
  • MLA footnote citation issue
  • Appending of alphabetic characters in the cases of ambiguous in text citations
  • Erroneous HTML coding showing in text citations: for example (Gelormino  Ricker 1994)
  • Footnote citation editing issue
  • Issue with citing 3 in text citations on one line
  • In-text citation inserting and changing it into a footnote in certain styles will no longer change the footnote to appear in superscript
  • Changing output formats from one style to another no longer incorrectly formats the in text citations as superscript
  • Preferred version settings display properly when using internet Explorer

Go to the Refworks Community for news of product updates, helpful how-to videos, and more …

The Medical Library Team

Come and visit our Enquiry Desk!

Enquiry DeskWould you like some help with finding information, writing a bibliography or using our library?

Whether you are stuck, and don’t know where to start your search for your next assignment, would like advice on referencing your essay, or maybe need help with setting up a RefWorks account, we have time for you at the Medical Library Enquiry Desk here on the Foresterhill campus. Navigating online journals and databases can be easy…if you know how! We’re here to help.

We hold drop-in sessions during term-time from Monday – Friday, between 9am – 4.30pm so don’t hesitate to ask our friendly library staff.

The Medical Library Team

Free relaxing massage today!

The Sport and Exercise Team has teamed up with the Aberdeen University Students Association and the Healthy Body Healthy Mind award from The NUS Scotland and Scottish Universities Sport organisation to offer a free on site massage in the Medical Library to help you relax and succeed in your exams.
Sign up for a session today from 3:15-6:30 in Project Room 2, Floor 1, Medical Library in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus.

Medical Library Team

Pre-booking Heavy Demand books

Did you know that you can pre-book Heavy Demand items up to 3 weeks in advance? You can do this yourself from Primo or the Library Catalogue.

Up to 14 items may be reserved over a 3 week period but you may not book an item over consecutive days or reserve more than 2 items per day.

When you have found the item that you want:

  • Log in using your computer username and password or your library card ID number (including the card issue number if you have one), followed by your PIN number
  • Click on the Availability tab, then the Heavy Demand Booking link, then select the date that you want to reserve the item for.
  • Go to the Heavy Demand shelf between 10.30am and 3.30pm on the date you have selected to pick up your reserved item.

Please ask us if you need any assistance with making bookings or finding reserved items.

Medical Library Team

Update: RefWorks Group Code

RefWorks logoAs of December 9th, 2013 RefWorks users will no longer be required to enter a group code when logging in to their RefWorks account(s) off-campus or outside of their institutional IP range.  This improvement comes at the request of many RefWorks users and administrators and serves to simplify the RefWorks login process.

New users that do not yet have a RefWorks account must be on-campus or accessing RefWorks through the proxy server when initially creating an account. This is so RefWorks can attach the user to a subscription.  Once the new user has set up their account they will be able to log in from any location, with or without proxy authentication, using only the login name and password.

There will still be several cases where the group code will still be needed, either temporarily or permanently. Please follow the link below for more information –

Medical Library Team