Updated LHS Harvard now on RefWorks

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For All Returning Students:

The Harvard Ulster LHS referencing output style has been updated. This means it will have been removed from your Favourites and will need to be added again. To do this within RefWorks:
1. Go to Bibliography and Output Style Manager
2. Scroll down to your Output style and click on the green arrow to bring it over to Favourites

To make it available in Write n Cite on the Refworks tab in Word:
1. Click on Sync My Database
2. Select Style and then Select other Style

For more help on using RefWorks, visit our RefWorks Library Guide

The Life & Health Sciences Subject Team.

Cite Them Right Online

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The Library has signed up for a trial of Cite Them Right Online – the essential referencing resource. This site will help you to reference any information source – from ancient texts to Twitter – and understand how to avoid plagiarism.

Users can search quick-access guides to citing a range of materials and troubleshoot problems. Don’t miss the authors’ Top Ten Referencing Tips!

Style checklists are available for all of the major referencing styles, including Harvard, APA, OSCOLA and more. The trial runs until 2nd May.

Click here to try it out.

Planned Maintenance to Library Databases

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Web of Science, Proquest and Refworks: planned maintenance 

Due to scheduled maintenance planned by the suppliers on Sunday 16th Feb, access to the following Library databases will be affected:

Proquest services & Refworks:

Sunday 16th February 3am-11am – Services will be unavailable.

Web of Science:

Sunday 16th February 11.30am-5.30pm – During this time there may be intermittent unavailability.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

RefWork’s RefGrab-It – Update

RefWorks have withdrawn the RefGrab-It plug-in tool.

The only version of RefGrab-It now available to download is the bookmarklet.  This is now compatible with Safari and Chrome browsers as well as Internet Explorer and Firefox.  It can be found under the Tools drop-down menu within RefWorks.

Users who already have the plug-in installed in their browser are advised to uninstall it before replacing with the bookmarklet version as there may be a conflict if both the plug-in and the bookmarklet are installed on the same browser.

If you have any queries about this please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bye Bye Swetswise, Hello EBSCO

The Library has changed from Swets to EBSCO as our periodical supplier and EBSCO are now providing access to our print & e-journals. There are new links in our Electronic Journals service called EBSCO (Ulster) which will take you to the journal titles you require.

As part of this change, we will lose access to Swetswise from the end of May. If you have stored any references in your Swetswise ‘Filing Cabinet’ and want to keep them, you will need to move them into RefWorks. A guide to transferring references from Swetswise to Refworks is available. Alternatively, contact your Subject Librarian for help.

The Library offers many thousands of e-journals & print journals and changing supplier is complicated. We have worked hard to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible, but if you have problems in reaching the journals you need, please let us know.

New RefWorks Community Site

RefWorks, the best way to save references and create citations and bibliographies, has set up a Community Site to provide you with the latest news, updates and tips about everything related to RefWorks. The RefWorks Community will offer additional resources that will not only enhance your RefWorks experience, but will also help the RefWorks creators connect directly with their user base.

RefWorks Write-N-Cite for Word Now Available

A new version of Write-N-Cite for MS Word is now available from the Tools menu in RefWorks. The long-awaited update means that Write-N-Cite can be downloaded to your PC to provide the following:

  • MS XP, Vista and Windows 7 compatibility
  • Support Word 2007 and 2010
  • Instant citation formatting
  • Seamless online/offline access
  • Fully integrated into the Office Ribbon

Follow the instructions for downloading Write-N-Cite, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with your subject librarians.

Please note that this latest version of Write-N-Cite is not yet compatible with Athens authentication. It currently requires copying and pasting of the Write-N-Cite Login Code which can be found on the Tools menu in RefWorks each time you log in to use it, and it appears to be very slow creating in-text citations in recently conducted trials. For the time being, it looks like the best way to add in-text citations is from within RefWorks using the Cite icon beside each reference. We will keep you posted on any further developments.

RefWorks Customisation Restored

When we moved over from RefWorks Classic to our present RefWorks a number of months ago, we lost some functionality. This has now been restored, so you can now go into the Customize link at the top of the screen and create up to three different output styles to view your references in folders in alternative formats. If you want to see your references in RefWorks in a particular output style, for example, Harvard – Ulster Business School, you can select your style from the drop-down menu and click on the Save Customized Settings button. Once you have done this you can select your style from the Change View menu at the top of your folder in the main RefWorks window.

New RefWorks Features Now Available

The latest release of new features in RefWorks 2.0 is now available. This release includes enhancements such as:

  • The ability to drag and drop references into folders
  • The option to share references using Twitter and Facebook
  • Duplicate record checking from the import results page
  • Updated Quick Access Bar
  • Add New Reference Page has been streamlined

You can read the complete list of enhancements in the January 2012 release here.

RefWorks Comes Out Top in New Refereed Article

A newly-published article comparing four different reference management software packages puts RefWorks at the top for ease of importing references from different websites/databases, and generating accurate citations from them. Although all four software packages have their own strengths and weaknesses, RefWorks was highlighted for the direct export features in a number of databases, such as ScienceDirect, EBSCO and Ovid, and citation accuracy.

There is also a brief discussion which may be of interest to researchers concerning the differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 reference management in the light of our changeover to RefWorks 2.0.

Read the open-access article Reference Management Software: a Comparative Analysis of Four Products by Ron Gilmour and Laura Cobus-Kuo in full in the latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.

If you want to find out more about RefWorks, please sign up for one of our forthcoming classes by clicking here.