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  1. I would suggest offering individual accounts.

    I have now used Refworks at 2 different institutions in 2 different states for over a decade. I love it and it is all I have ever used. I do worry, though, about losing access to thousands of references if the institution I am currently accessing it through decides to go with a different platform or vendor.

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  2. Cite Them Right 11th edn. - US states need to be written in full

    Cite Them Right 11th edn. US states should be written in full.

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  3. Different sort orders with different reference types

    The Cite Them Right 11th edition Harvard style should have films sorted in the reference list by director, not title. But this is not possible because different reference types cannot have different sort orders. Could that be changed?

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  4. Add new field for translated books

    Could you please consider adding new fields; publisher and published year of translated version? Some bibliographies for books require them of ranslated version besides original version.

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  5. Include DOI in openURL to work with LIbKey Link

    Include DOI in the OpenUrl passed by RefWorks so that we may use Third Iron's LibKey Link as our Link Resolver

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  6. Request for update to AGLC4 in RefWorks

    We would like to request that an update for AGLC4 be done in RefWorks. This style has been out for a while now.

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  7. Fix TypeErrors related to uBlock Origin

    Users who use uBlock Origin and try to log in to RefWorks are unable to do so. (Tested in Firefox and Chrome.) The devtools console reports a TypeError regarding some tracking structures found unexpectedly undefined at login time. There are very simple ways to handle such cases gracefully in the code, and should be a simple fix for any modern website.

    Right now, there is a help document at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/RefWorks/Knowledge_Articles/RefWorks_Browser_Best_Practices, to which a support representative will send users, upon request. This document explains that RefWorks does not play well with the likes of uBlock Origin, and requests that users…

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  8. follow local folder

    I save all the PDFs of my papers on a local folder. It will be great if RefWorks could follow this folder and add the reference automatically as soon as I save it to my drive.

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  9. Add the ability for group members in a shared Project to leave feedback/messages for each other.

    For example, I have a professor working with a group of students. They are all collaborating on a Project. The professor would like to leave feedback for the students regarding the references they are adding.

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  10. Refworks plugin available in Overleaf (LaTeX editor)

    A direct plugin to insert bibliography from Refworks in Overleaf (like it's possible with others reference managers as Mendely, Zotero...)

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  11. Searching comments (sticky notes) in PDFs

    Can you have a feature that would allow users to search their RefWorks database for comments (sticky notes) they have written on PDFs? Mendeley has this feature.

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  12. Built in pdf converter

    When a reference isn't in pdf format, I have to convert it to a pdf, then use a third-party program to OCR the content, in order for the document to be able to be read and highlighted in RefWorks. It would be nice if RefWorks had a converter built in that recognizes many files types and converts them automatically to the format it will recognize. Some pdfs that we have OCR'ed are still not recognized by RefWorks. This is frustrating for faculty and students, and the librarians who wish to help them.

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  13. Allow author disambiguation citation style changes

    With multiple references from same author, same year, the citation currently uses full stops when adding the author's initials. I have citation style set up to not use full stops (just initials) but RCM defaults to full stops. Can custom citations styles please be accepted by RCM?

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  14. Continue repeating citation suffix throughout text

    The disambiguation system for multiple references from the same author, same year is to add a suffix (a, b, c, etc). However the suffix only appears the first time the reference is cited. This creates confusion when the references are cited multiple times in the text as it becomes impossible to know which references future citations refer to.

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  15. Make DOI field available automatically for manual reference input

    DOI field is the most important for manual reference input (journal). However it is not visible automatically and has to be added. However this has to be done each time which is very inconvenient with a large number of references. Can it be made automatically available on ref input screen or give option to select our choice of fields for this screen

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  16. New Folder

    Importing a citation from an external source, the site asks what folder. Can you put a create folder ability on the window? The window 'pull' down that lists my current folder/location. It would be helpful to have the ability to create a new folder there. Right now, you have to go out of the import window, etc.

    Also, importing citations, the same window asking for the location. When you select a check box, the window doesn't auto close (which it should). To close your selection, you must mouse click out on the page. Then the window closes, but doesn't show…

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  17. Add Social Media as a Ref Type

    We use Cite Them Right 11th ed. Many social media examples have a medium type e.g. [Podcast], [Facebook]. Medium is not a field I can add for a RefWorks webpage type.

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  18. Allow page numbers to be included in in-text citation for books in Google Doc AddOn

    It is currently not possible to add a specific page number or page range to an in-text citation when citing pages from a book. It is very common to need to cite particular pages, rather than a full book, so I expect this feature would be widely welcomed and used. Thank you!

    9 votes
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  19. "Refworks Citation Manager (RCM)"

    I would like "Refworks Citation Manager (RCM)" to appear explicitly in Tools / Cite references in the word processor / Microsoft word, since it is surprising not to find this term, because in the videos he is mentioned

    6 votes
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  20. Bibliography order of citations with same author and year

    When creating a bibliography in Word using Write 'n Cite, RefWorks automatically bases the order of citations on the author, then the title. However, when using two different citations with the same author and year, I want the order of those citations to be the same order I used them in the text.
    Now I have 'author(2021b)' first in my text, then 'author(2021a)' because it's sorted like that in the bibliography.

    5 votes
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