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
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

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
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

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
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

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 –

http://refworkscommunity.ning.com/profiles/blogs/update-refworks-group-code

Medical Library Team

medlib@abdn.ac.uk

New Medical Library Podcasts

Just starting at the University of Aberdeen’s Medical School? Need some help getting your head around finding books, accessing databases and using the Medical Library? Over the summer the Medical Library team have produced a few video podcasts designed to give you the information you need to locate the necessary materials for your courses. The first of these, Welcome to the Medical Library, is online now and gives a broad overview of the variety of services and resources we provide, including the different material types you can find on each floor of the library, how to use our MFDs to print, scan and photocopy, how to top up your print budget, information on loan-lengths and opening hours, a floor-by-floor guide to the Medical Library and a few basic rules to ensure that everyone gets the best use out of the facilities.

This is just the first in a series of videos which will be available very soon that cover topics such as how to find books and journals using the library catalogue or Primo, how to access medical databases and RefWorks and how to request Inter Library Loans.

Also, if you’re having trouble with RefWorks or you need help using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHAL or any of the other online medical resources, don’t forget that our Enquiry Desk is open from 9am – 4.30pm (Monday to Friday) where our trained library staff will try and assist you with any queries you may have.

Medical Library Team

medlib@abdn.ac.uk

RefWorks Write-N-Cite 4 – Inserting Citations and Creating Bibliographies

Go to the  RefWorks Community website for resource guides, videos, news, updates and tips for RefWorks users or ask at the Enquiry Desk in the Medical Library. We are always happy to help!

Medical Library Team

medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Write and Cite 4 on the Classroom PCs

RefWorks logoThe classroom PCs in the Medical Library now have Write and Cite 4 installed. The features of this new updated version include:

  • Integration into the MS Word ribbon as a separate ‘RefWorks’ tab
  • Seamless online and offline experience as Write and Cite 4 synchronises with your Refworks account when you are connected to the internet
  • The ability to share across platforms (PC and Mac)
  • The insertion of fully formatted citations, footnotes and bibliography while you type your document
  • For advanced needs – optional bibliography formatting modifications within Write and Cite 4 (modifying a style’s line spacing, indentation and more)

Go to the RefWorks Community website for resource guides, videos, news, updates and tips for RefWorks users. The platform has been designed to offer additional resources that will not only enhance the user’s RefWorks experience, but will also help the RefWorks team connect directly with their users in an effort to identify what’s important to them.

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. Alternatively, visit the Medical Library’s Enquiry Desk for more information.

Medical Library Team

medlib@abdn.ac.uk