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  1. Warning that a reference is already in Refworks when import it

    I would be great, if Refworks detects duplicates while I import references. RefWorks could ask: "This is already in your RefWorks database. Do you want to import it anyway?"

    61 votes
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  2. Write-n-cite search "function" improvement

    Am I the only one who thinks the Write-n-cite "insert citation"-window functionality is horrible?
    Please,
    1) add a possibility re-size the window such that you can see more than just two references.
    2) allow proper search function - at minimum a possibility to search by typing two author names but preferably also words from any field in the reference.

    Currently I see only two lines
    and (maybe I'm doing this wrong but anyway) can only search by single author (surname).

    60 votes
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  3. Automatically download Full Text

    Download the Full Text, if it is available, automatically, so there's one less step in the research process.

    47 votes
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  4. 41 votes
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  5. WAYFless URL to access RefWorks 3 directly without using login page.

    We would need a WAYFless URL to RefWorks 3. In our workflows users want to go directly to RefWorks 3 from within other applications. The route to go to the login page is not needed with a WAYFLess URL. Haveing requested this already three years ago nothing seems to have happened. Frustrating.

    38 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback, and apologies for the late response.
    We will be taking a look at this, however at this time we cannot provide an expected schedule. While the benefit of this feature to the users is clear, we are currently focusing on closing some parity gaps vs. legacy RefWorks and on completing some key roadmap features. I will update here when we will have something more concrete to share.

  6. Import PMID from PubMed by Save to RefWorks

    Please improve Save to RefWorks to import PMID from PubMed.

    37 votes
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  7. Provide the ability for admins to remove Institutional Styles

    Somehow, we have managed to get multiple occurances of the same Style set as Institutional Styles. I am told this is a known issue and that Development are aware but with no date for a resolution. It would be useful if Admins could remove Institutional Styles no matter what account they are from

    35 votes
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  8. Add "one line one cite" feature. Gives people ability to insert in-text citations in programs other than Word or Google Docs.

    Our campus is using Microsoft Office 365. The "one line one cite" feature that was available in the Legacy version gives the option of being able to insert citations/create bibliographies in other writing software.

    33 votes
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  9. Please negate the need for Refworks to require a new tab and login when I export new references from my Institution's database.

    I would like all my exported references to default to the Refworks database I already have open at the time.
    Each time I export a new reference into Refworks, I am asked to login again which results in multiple Refworks tabs open.

    32 votes
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  10. Be able to restructure folders more easily

    Currently, folder structure is set once created and cannot be modified without recreating and deleting folders. It would be great to be able to click and drag folders so that if we decided to make one folder into a subfolder, or make a subfolder into a main folder, we could click and drag it in/ out without having to create a new folder structure, move/ reassign all the references over, and then delete the previous folder structure.

    32 votes
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  11. APA 7th style should insert HTTP prefix to DOI, not require it to be hardcoded

    The DOI metadata field should include literally just the DOI, so that users can switch styles without having to manually edit every record. The 7th edition style is forcing users to hardcode the https://doi.org/ in the DOI field which renders it unusable for any other style that doesn't use that format. Instead require the user to NOT have any characters (eg doi:) in the DOI field other than the actual DOI, and apply the https://doi.org/ prefix to the data when generating the bibliography for APA 7th citations.

    30 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. If we add this prefix, in cases where the source sends a DOI with http, the DOI field will have a double http, therefore we chose not to implement the prefix.
    With this in mind, would you still prefer that we add the prefix?
    Thank you.

  12. LibreOffice integration via a plugin (like Write-n-Cite with Word)

    Although RefWorks supports exporting bibliographies in ODF format, it's missing the integration with LibreOffice. Other reference management tools do provide this, so it would be useful if RefWorks did as well. Thank you!

    29 votes
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  13. Drag and Drop to folders: option to decide whether to copy or move to another folder

    Drag and drop a reference to a folder: It would be nice, if I could choose wether I want to copy it to a folder or if I want to move it from one to another folder.

    29 votes
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  14. Add the ability to resize the window of Write-N-CiteⅢ and WNC4

    It may be useful for users to be able to change the window size of Write-n-Cite III and WNC 4 as they like.

    25 votes
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  15. Add "search" to the view tool

    One of the most useful tools when reading a document is the ability to search in the text. Please provide us with this essential tool when viewing the uploaded PDF documents.

    24 votes
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  16. Add Global edit

    legacy Refworks has global edit function, so I can edit language field at once. Thus, it is good for if my output style has two definition for different languages. However, New RefWorks has bulk edit function as similar as Global edit, but there is no function for editing languages filed.

    20 votes
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  18. Add Menu for Language Setting on WnC

    We can set the language by ourselves when we login to WnC with Legacy RefWorks account, but we cannot when we login to New version's account. Please add menu to set the language even when we login to WnC with New RefWorks accounts! This request is for users who also uses non-English languages in the world, but I think it is needed.

    19 votes
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  19. Modifying the view option when disply citations

    The options of displaying references as a table and exporting into Excel is the first step in the direction of using RefWorks not only for collecting and organizing citations but for analysis and synthesis of the literature.
    As now I have to ask my students to export RefWorks citations into Excel Synthesis Matrix form which allow them to analyze research studies (see the attachment of the matrix). They will delete columns/data that are not needed and add required data from the Research Notes field. It will be helpful if students can modify the Table view (add/remove columns) to include research…

    18 votes
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  20. Add customizable BibTex citekey field

    The ability to export Bibtex files is a key feature of RefWorks. However, the format of the citekey is terrible - too long and difficult for users to recall. Other reference managers allow customization of this field, and RefWorks should, too.

    18 votes
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