Wednesday, 24 January 2018

RefWorks maintenance window Sunday 28th January 3am-11am

RefWorks have announced a maintenance window, Sunday 28th January 3am-11am. During this time the RefWorks sites (old and new) will be offline.

RefWorks have given the following instruction to help you to continue using Write-n-Cite during this period:


Working Offline

Users will still be able to work offline during this planned maintenance window. Below are instructions for how to sync your RefWorks database. When RefWorks comes back online all of your files will automatically be synced with your personal database.

Sync My Database

Each time you launch Write-N-Cite, it will download any new or edited references and output styles.  Should you add data to your RefWorks account while you are working on a paper, your changes will become available as you work.  If you feel that your changes haven’t yet arrived you may wish to request that Write-N-Cite syncs with your RefWorks database.


To sync your database:

1. Click the RefWorks tab from the Word ribbon.

2. Click Sync My Database.  


Friday, 1 December 2017

Exporting multiple citations from Google Scholar (if you have a Google Account)

  • Go to Google Scholar and sign into your Google Account.
  • Search.
  • Click on the Star icon (Save) under each reference you want to export.


















  • Then click on My Library in the top, right of the screen.



  • Select all the references and click on the Export option:

















  • Choose the RefMan option.
  • Save the RIS file that is created.
Depending on which version of RefWorks you are using, either
  • select “References/Import” from the toolbar and then select RIS as the data source (Legacy RefWorks, orange logo)  








 or
  • select the Plus icon, Import References (New RefWorks, blue logo)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Exporting from IEEE Xplore to RefWorks - direct export returning from 18th December

We reported last week that IEEE Xplore had removed the option to export directly to RefWorks, and that we had complained about this. The good news is so many universities complained that IEEE have changed their minds, and are restoring direct export to RefWorks from 18th December.

If you need to export in the meantime, please use the workaround.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Exporting from IEEE Xplore to RefWorks

We've noticed that IEEE Xplore no longer has an option to directly export your references to RefWorks. You can still export your references, but you will need to export your citations as RIS or BibTeX format and then when logged into RefWorks:
  •  select “References/Import” from the toolbar and then select BibTeX or RIS as the data source (Legacy RefWorks, orange logo)
     











  • export your citations as RIS or BibTeX format and then when logged into RefWorks, select the Plus icon, Import References (New RefWorks, blue logo)
























We (and other universities) have fed back to IEEE that we are unimpressed with this change and that we would prefer direct export to be restored!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

RefWorks back to normal

RefWorks appears to be back to normal this morning - but please let us know if you have any further problems.


Monday, 30 October 2017

RefWorks problems

We seem to be having problems accessing RefWorks this afternoon.











We are trying to get this fixed, so please try again later.

Friday, 26 May 2017

RefWorks unavailable

RefWorks is currently unavailable, due to a login problem. ICT are aware and working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. We will post news as we get it.