June 5, 2014

Sunday, June 15th: RefWorks unavailable

On Sunday, June 15th (Amsterdam Time), RefWorks will be unavailable from 4-12 AM due to maintenance.

May 9, 2014

New RefWorks Write-n-Cite version on UU-computers

On Wednesday, May 14th ITS will make a new version (4.3) of RefWorks Write-n-Cite available on all UU-computers. This is the plug-in for Word that allows easy inserting and editing of citations in documents. This new version has the same functionality as version 4.2 but solves a few problems, such as errors when switching output styles and a too large ‘edit/insert citation’ window. It also completely does away with the need to use the groupcode to log in.

Student computers in the Library, Computer Lab rooms etc.:
On UU-computers for students the plug–in will be available in Word the first time Word is started after Wednesday evening.

For faculty/staff the plug-in is already available for self-installation: make sure Word is closed and go to Start | All programs and under UU-applications click ‘Install ProQuest for Word (Write-n-Cite 4.3)’. Where possible/needed ITS will also push installation of the plug-in I Word on Wednesday evening.

Logging in:
You will now see a new tab in Word called ‘ProQuest’. On that tab you can log in to either RefWorks Write-n-Cite or Flow (another ProQuest product). After logging in to RefWorks there the tab in Word will be renamed to RefWorks.

On your own computer…
On your own computer we also advise to use this latest version of Write-n-Cite, available from your RefWorks account via the menu-option ‘tools’.

December 12, 2013

Abolishing the Group Code

After a short delay RefWorks has now implemented the first steps towards abolishing the need to use the group code, as outlined in the earlier post on the group code.

December 10, 2013

RefWorks revokes abolishing need for Group code

Immediately after introducing changes to logging in procedures yesterday, abolishing the need to use the group code outside institutional IP-range and library proxies, RefWorks revoked the change. So now eveything is back as it was. There is no new date set for another try to do away with the group code. The library regrets the inconvenience the previous message may have caused.

December 9, 2013

RefWorks Group Code abolished, but not for everything and the timing differs

RefWorks Group Code abolished, but not for everything and the timing differs
In the past years, when using RefWorks sometimes you needed the Group Code to log in. This is going to change. The need to use the Group Code is abolished as of today for the RefWorks website and soon also for Write-n-Cite 4 (within Word). It will remain in use for Write-n-Cite III however.
RefWorks website:
Once you have your RefWorks account you can log in to RefWorks from anywhere with your chosen RefWorks credentials. As of today it is not needed anymore to use a group code or library proxy.

Logging in to Write-N-Cite 4 (within Word):

The RefWorks development team will be removing the need for the group code when logging in to WNC 4 in an upcoming release. After installing that you will not be asked for the group code anymore. On youre own computer you can install this new release as soon as it is available. On university computers it may take some weeks before the update will be installed.
Until then, users will log in with WNC4 using one of the the current methods:

  • either with the group code + login name + password
  • or with the authentication code provided on the RefWorks website (on the WNC download page in the tools menu)

Loggging in to Write-n-Cite III
WNC III users will continue logging in with their group code/login name/password or via proxy configuration if off-campus. RefWorks will not be removing the group code requirement from the WNC III login page.

Restriction for setting up a RefWorks account: only in UU IP-range
The restriction is that you can only create a RefWorks account if you are inside the Utrecht University IP-range. That means that for creating an account you need to either use a Utrecht University computer, be connected via the Utrecht Eduroam wireless or visit the RefWorks site through the library proxy.

September 4, 2013

Write-n-Cite 4 on Windows 7 machines

On all Windows 7 machines in the UU Write-n-Cite 4 has been installed. This includes all PC's in the library and all computer rooms.

August 20, 2013

RefWorks unavailable 25 August

Sunday, August 25, RefWorks wil be unavailable from 4-10 AM (Utrecht/Amsterdam time) due to maintenance.

March 7, 2013

Easier exporting and list creating

RefWorks now allows much easier export of references and folders in various formats and easier creating of lists of references in your favourite output style. Using the right mouse click functions on one of your folders, you have many options, including very easy and fast exporting and creation of lists:

You can also select single or multiple references and use the right mouse functions on the selected button:

More information in the RefWorks helpfiles:

Creating a simple reference list

January 7, 2013

As of Januury 4 RefWorks has made available an improved version of Write-n-Cite 4. According to RefWorks "this version includes the following:

New Features:

1) Significant improvement to synching of references with RefWorks accounts.
2) Removal of 2000 citation limit
3) Improved User Interface for insert/edit citation.
4) Relocation of the “Reapply Output Style” from the Preferences area to the main toolbar.
5) Auto-updating messaging improved and updated.

Updates & Bug fixes:
1) Spaces in Prefix now being honored correctly.
2) Corrected issues related to long author fields breaking “recently inserted” functionality.
3) Inserting two numbered citations together no longer causes font changes.
4) Fixed error that displayed a new reference in the compose citation window when editing an existing citation.
5) The “Not in Folder” folder now displays more than only the first 1000 references that are not in a folder.
6) A/B appending is now in alphabetical order for in-text citations in Word 2007.
7) Repeat authors now handled correctly when creating a bibliography with Chicago number style.

For your own computer you can get the latest version from the Write-N-Cite download page in your RefWorks account."

Please note that these are improvements over earlier versions of Write-n-Cite 4. University computers still have WNC3 installed because of sub par performance of those earlier versions.

We will again test and consider to request ICT-SC installation on UU PC's.

October 2, 2012

Adding/moving references to folder fails

Some users report failure when trying to add or move references to another folder. RefWorks tells us that this is a known issue when using Internet Explorer under Windows 7, but also under other Windows versions (XP and Vista).

There is a way to solve this and that is turning on the so-called compatability view in Internet Explorer. This can be done by selecting Compatability view under the Menu option Tools.

September 22, 2012

IP Authentication failure

Automatic authentication when working from UU computers has been repaired.

September 21, 2012

IP Authentication failure

Today IP-authentication for RefWorks seems to fail. This means that even when you use a university computer and visit refworks.com or want to use Write-n-Cite you will be prompted for the groupcode. This code has been sent to you when you first made a RefWorks account. If you lost it, please contact the library RefWorks has been contacted to get this sorted out.

May 10, 2012

New Output Styles added in April 2012

These new output styles are now available in RefWorks

• ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal
• Advances in Water Resources
• Angiogenesis
• Aquatic Botany
• Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton
• Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity
• Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
• Economics & Human Biology
• Epidemiology
• Epilepsy & Behavior
• Field Crops Research
• Information & Management
• International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
• Investigative Radiology
• Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry
• Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
• Journal of Fluids and Structures
• Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
• Journal of Solution Chemistry
• Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
• Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
• Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
• Pancreas
• Parasitology Research
• Resources, Conservation and Recycling
• Sleep Medicine
• Sociology of Sport Journal
• Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• Toxicology
• Trends in Ecology and Evolution

April 19, 2012

Output styles added during March 2012

1. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
2. Annals of Nuclear Medicine
3. Applied Soil Ecology
4. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
5. Cell Host & Microbe
6. Cell Metabolism
7. Cellulose
8. Electric Power Systems Research
9. Endocrine Journal
10. Environmental Science and Pollution Research
11. Extremophiles
12. Heart
13. Human Resource Management Journal
14. International Journal of Forecasting
15. International Journal of STD & AIDS
16. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
17. Journal of Apicultural Research
18. Journal of Food Science & Technology
19. Journal of Forecasting
20. Journal of Gastroenterology
21. Journal of Magnetic Resonance
22. Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
23. Journal of Veterinary Science
24. Materials & Design
25. Measurement
26. Microsystem Technologies
27. Molecular Imaging and Biology
28. Molecular Vision
29. Neuroradiology
30. Progress in Lipid Research
31. Protoplasma
32. Sleep and Breathing
33. Solid State Ionics
34. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
35. Translational Research
36. Water Resources Management
37. Korean Journal of Cerebrovascular Surgery

February 27, 2012

Problems with manual input using Internet Explorer 9

When using IE9 you may encounter problems entering references manually. To solve this you have to activate the compatability view of the IE9 browser. You can do this by clicking the broken document icon that is in your browser's address bar. Alternatively you can avoid these problems by using another browser altogether (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Chrome or, on an Apple computer, Safari).