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  1. Allow searching by PMID in PubMed

    It would be helpful to be able to search by PMID when searching PubMed through RefWorks (i.e. through the "search databases" button on the left side of the screen). Sometimes we are searching for specific articles and have the PMID so that would save us time.

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  2. "Remove Field Codes" in WnC is an invaluable function for faculty and grad students. Please add to RCM.

    Publishers do not want RefWorks field codes in submitted manuscripts. WnC provides this valuable function, but faculty and graduate students, who because of their platform must use RCM, do not have this feature. I submit that RCM must have this capability for this population of users.

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  3. Easily Recognizable APA 7 Standard Format

    When selecting APA 6 for the RefWorks bibliography, you see a standard option and other variations.
    • APA 6th - American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
    • APA 6th - Annotated with Abstracts - American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
    • APA 6th - Annotated with Abstracts - No Title Casing Applied - American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
    • APA 6th - No Title Casing Applied - American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
    • APA 6th - No Title Casing Applied, New DOI - American Psychological Association, 6th Edition

    When selecting APA 7, no standard/basic option is indicated.
    According to section 9.34 of…

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  5. Enhanced reporting in New RefWorks

    Please consider enhancing New RefWorks reporting. Either same reporting as Legacy RefWorks, or report break out for the following categories: All Disciplines, All Department, All Roles. Currently we cannot correlate reporting between Legacy RefWorks and New RefWorks.

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  7. [New RefWorks] 나만의 출력스타일(Citation style) 공유하기 기능 추가해주세요 - Request for my custom citation styles share feature

    Legacy 기존버전에서는 출력스타일/인용스타일을 백업 기능을 이용해서 다른 이용자와 공유할 수 있었습니다. 그런데 New RefWorks에서는 그 기능이 없어 불편합니다. 이용자끼리 '나만의 출력스타일'을 공유할 수 있도록 기능 추가해주세요.

    The users can share the custom citation style by using back-up and restore function in Legacy, but New RefWorks is not. It was very useful feature. I want to share my custom style with my colleague not publish to the institutional style in public.

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  8. Import numerous references that are hard-keyed into a Word document.

    Import numerous references that are hard keyed into a Word document.

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  9. Being able to display a message to all users when they login

    We made changes to one of our institutional styles and I wanted to have a message show to all users when they login. I am sure there are other things we would want to alert them to changes we have made to RefWorks. Messages could display until the user dismisses them.

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  10. RefWorks on board in a computer. Like Endnote is resident.

    Need to be able to access RefWorks on an offline basis. Not everyone can write their papers on an online only basis.

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  11. link resolver visible in publicly shared folders

    I would like to have our LinkResolver links visible in publicly shared folders as an alternative to attachments. That way we can prevent giving illegal access to subscription based articles outside our institution.

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  12. Añadir una campo personalizado. Add a custom field

    Quisiera que el campo personalizado se vea igual que todos los demás campos, en todas las referencias: que esté a la vista cuando editas, sin tener que ir referencia por referencia, clicar “añadir más campos", buscarlo y rellenarlo. ¿Es posible hacer eso?
    Add a custom field. I want the custom field to look the same as all the other fields, in all the references: to be visible when you edit, without having to go reference by reference, click "add more fields", search and fill it in. Is it possible to do that?

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  13. Espacio muy estrecho al visualizar = Very narrow space when displaying

    Cuando se visualiza una referencia, el espacio que se abre a la derecha, en vertical, es demasiado estrecho. ¿Se puede ampliar al doble, por lo menos?

    When a reference is displayed, the space that opens to the right, vertically, is too narrow. Can it be expanded to at least double?

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  14. Multiple Citations on Google Docs

    On Google Docs, refworks will generate the same list of references multiple times while multiple people work on it. Is it possible to have just a single list on google docs?

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  15. Platform modification

    Thank you for this opportunity. I want to suggest that the platform be modified so that one can read an article while using the web version.

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  16. exported list of references

    On the old RefWorks, I could enter RefIDs manually on any word processor whatsoever. There's a description of how to do so, here: http://www.refworks.com/refworks2/Working_Offline.htm#Workingoffline

    We should still be able to do this. It's particularly important, since I don't want to be online in order to write. In fact, there are a lot of people who use Freedom or analogous software to cut off the internet when they have writing to do.

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  17. An localized icon image for OpenURLs (like Legacy RefWorks has)

    Currently each citation in legacy RefWorks can be configured to include the institution's unique image in place of the OpenURL link. Not sure why this is not an option in New RefWorks

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  18. folder lock

    Have an option to lock certain folders which prohibits articles being deleted from them. Would help from accidentally losing files.

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  19. Please bring back "My List" to the new RefWorks

    Please bring back the "My List" function from legacy RefWorks. I realize you can create reference lists from folders or projects or if all the references you need appear on a single page (e.g., what you've just imported). But, what is missing is a way to create a temporary list of references you are working with without having to put them into another folder or project. For example, if you've written your paper and just need to add those last handful of references, there is no longer an efficient way to create that list while navigating between different pages and…

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  20. HTTP prefix inserted to DOI

    I'm very happy to hear that APA 7th was updated so that the correct prefix is now inserted to the doi code (see https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/909445/suggestions/39183304).

    Now, please note that this should apply also for all other major styles! The doi has really become a standard and therefore, reference management software should definitely support the use of doi, and expressly by inserting the entire prefix https://doi.org/ as now recommended in the latest Crossref standard https://www.crossref.org/display-guidelines/

    So please, perform the corresponding update also to other major output styles, such as Chicago, Harvard,Vanouver

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