Thursday, 16 July 2015

New easier export to RefWorks from Dawsonera

Exporting to RefWorks from our Dawson's ebooks just got easier.  The Dawsonera interface has been upgraded for improved readability and navigation. To export to RefWorks just click the 'Cite' button at the top of the page in 'read online' view.  Give it a go and let us know what you think!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Web of Science exports to RefWorks - update

We think that the failure to export records from Web of Science to RefWorks is down to pop-up blockers in your browser. Different browsers display these differently, and they seem to be visible for only a short amount of time before disappearing. You need to catch the message while it is displayed, and change it to "Allow", either once or always for Web of Science. Once this is done, export to RefWorks works correctly.

Let us know if you are having any other issues which this doesn't solve.

Web of Science export to RefWorks failing

At the moment we are having a problem with exporting references from Web of Science to RefWorks. Everything looks normal, and you get a message that your records have been exported correctly, but they never appear in your Last Imported folder in RefWorks.

We have reported this issue to the providers of both Web of Science and RefWorks, and hope that it will be fixed soon.

Monday, 8 June 2015

UoB output style changes

We've made some changes to the University of Bedfordshire Harvard output styles (Harvard - UoB and Harvard - UoB - Annotated bibliography) to make them easier to use.  You may find that they have dropped out of your favourites list, so click on Bibliography, then Output Style Manager to re-add them to your Favorites.  You can ask your Academic Liaison Librarian how to do this if you are unsure.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

RefWorks citation style maintenance 8-9 June

We are going to be making some minor changes to the Harvard-UoB citation style on RefWorks on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th June. You will still be able to log in and access RefWorks as usual, but the Harvard-UoB style may be unavailable at some times.Web Bug from

Saturday, 28 February 2015

RefWorks maintenance scheduled Sunday 1st March

RefWorks will be offline for scheduled maintenance Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 03:00 AM for five (5) hours.
During this time, RefWorks will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Exporting large sets of references from EBSCO

You can now export large files of records, (up to 25,000) from your DISCOVER results list using the Share menu. We wouldn't recommend doing this unless you really have to, for example for a systematic review. When you select to export up to 25,000 records, you are emailed a link to a downloadable file which can be imported into RefWorks.

To export up to 25,000 results:

Click the Share link on the Result List page.

 Click the E-mail a link to download exported results link. 
Enter your e-mail address and select RIS Format from the options on the right.

EBSCO e-mails you a link to download an export file which you can save for import into RefWorks. If you don't receive it, check your Junk folder. RefWorks can only handle imports of up to 2,500 references at a time - so you will have to open your .ris file (in Notepad, for example, and copy and paste chunks of references into smaller files, no more than 2,500 in each. In RefWorks, go to References and Import. Check Import Filter/Data Source is RIS Format, and Database is RIS Format too. Choose the file you saved, and click Import.

 Wait! It’s a lot slower than when you only import a few references.

If you have any issues following this process, please let us know and we'll see if we can sort them out.