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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Link to pubmed

    The old RefWorks version had an option to open the reference in pubmed, that option is not there with the updated ProQuest version? I need to use the update view since google docs and word docs do not link to the old version. I would like a link so I can directly open a reference in pubmed again, please.

    14 votes
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  3. Have MLA 8th edition be the default - NOT 7th ed.

    Have MLA 8th edition be the default - NOT 7th ed.

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  4. Google Docs Tool -- Add the ability to include page numbers as part of the in-text citation

    In APA if you are using a direct quote one should include the page number(s) as part of the in-text citation. In the Google docs tool, there is a space for adding page numbers for that very reason, but it's grayed out and unusable.

    Our students primarily use Google docs for their writing so this would be super helpful.

    12 votes
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  5. No menu bar above toolbar

    The blue menu bar doesn't reduce with the window, resulting in the account and language tab float over the toolbar. It prevents the user to access some tools when using RefWorks alongside other programs, with reduced windows side by side

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  6. alternate titles confusing in record editing view

    My concern is that the record editing interface (for Book Section) confuses the 'Book alternate title' and the 'Book section title'

    Please see attachment #1: there, it is logical that the alternate title for the Book (Edited Collection) appears below the original Book title.

    However, as attachment #2 shows, when editing a ‘Book Section’ record, the Alternate Title field appearing below the (book section) Title is confusing, since that field will hold the book alternate title.

    What I'm suggesting here is that in a Book section record, the field should be called 'Book alternate title' and appear below Book Title.

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  7. Be able to set sharing options on sub-folders like you do on folders

    Add sharing function for individual & group for sub-folders. It would be useful to be able to set sharing options on a sub folder without the parent folder having to be shared out as well.

    8 votes
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  8. Add Shibboleth Login to RCM Add-in

    Add Shibboleth / Institutional sign-on / Federated Access to RCM Add-in for Word 2016.

    At present Shibboleth / Institutional login is provided via the web interface, but not via the RCM Add-in. The only way to login is with the alternate password option set in RefWorks web user settings.

    24 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Please make the record count on the shared folders display the same record number to all users

    Currently the record count only shows the number of citations added by that user on the shared folders. A shared folder shows "0" if I've added nothing, but might contain 50 items. It would be useful for all on a shared folder to see the same count.

    4 votes
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  11. Add remove from folder button to folder menu bar

    Improve removing a reference from a folder

    Current method: Click on delete button, then select remove from folder.

    Suggested method: have a remove from folder button on the folder top menu bar.

    13 votes
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  12. Make the DOI field editable

    Being unable to edit the DOI field in RefWorks creates a huge disincentive, especially for APA users. RefWorks needs to update to the latest DOI format (https:) or make the field accept the updated DOI prefix. Users now have to manually edit the DOI in their document. We are getting a lot of complaints from our users.

    Users also have to delete the unnecessary database URL that is imported with every citation.

    8 votes
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  13. Allow page display customization

    I find that the "bubbly" nature of the new version makes it easy to start using, but now that I want to use it as a research tool, I would like to minimize the size of all the text, buttons, and icons so that more information can be displayed at one time. I would prefer the option to sort references and move through the platform efficiently. Make all my folders display in the same box (not separated by shared or not). In general, if it looked more like a computer files system rather than a phone app, it would allow…

    3 votes
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  14. Add RSS feeds to folders

    Provide a simple RSS feed of a folder for sharing of references without the attachments.

    5 votes
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  15. Refworks lite

    Refworks lite simplified interface aimed at highs school students Years 7 to 10 with simplified lead through and limited citation choices

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  16. Have cursor appear when the "Insert/Edit Citation" window opens, without having to click the "Search References" bar

    I would like to suggest that when the "Insert/Edit Citation" window opens, it would be nice if the cursor appeared already in the "Search References" bar, rather than having to click on it. This would make the process much smoother.

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  17. Journal names when abbreviated dont't get added to the reference list correctly.

    There seems to be a bug when adding references with abbreviated journal name to the reference list. Sometimes the reference gets divided into two lines even though it would fit to one line. This doesn't happen every time, but my collegeis having exatly the same problem.

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  18. Be able to import your school contact list for student/faculty emails into RefWorks

    It would be great if we could have our school's contact info for emails imported into RefWorks so it was not necessary to manually type out each person's email for when you share a folder. This would greatly help when sharing with more than one person.

    3 votes
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  19. Display fulltext link on all pages, not just the edit page

    Display fulltext link on all pages, not just the edit page. Thank you :)

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  20. "Create Account" option shows up too soon, produces error, turns students away

    On the Legacy Platform, students are experiencing an error when they attempt to create new account. The "Create Account" option shows up as soon as the consent button is checked, so students check on "Create Account" instead of "next" and experience an error, then turn away. Please do not put the "Create Account" option up until it's actually an option... until after student has entered their name, field of study, etc. This is extremely poor design.

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