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  1. Make it possible to add the RefID to an export or to a custom style

    We would like to export from New RefWorks with a RefID included. At this moment, the default export options don't include the RefID and it's not possible to add the field RefID to a custom style.

    Use case: two researchers have to look at the literature for a systematic review and decide on inclusion or exclusion. They want to have a list in Excel with title and abstract and RefID to make it easier to compare and clean their list afterwards. This is possible in Legacy RefWorks, but not in New/ProQuest RefWorks.

    45 votes
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  2. 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

    41 votes
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  3. Allow public sharing

    Please allow public sharing of folders! Old RefWorks allowed us to create a link to a folder that we could then share with our users. This is especially important to us since this is how we share literature search results with our users - who are mostly not affiliated with universities and don't have RefWorks accounts.

    39 votes
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  4. Improve to select output styles easily on WNC

    For New RefWorks users it is hoped to be able to select all of the output styles from one list or make a list of favorite styles by theirselves on Write-N-Cite.

    39 votes
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    I am happy to update that simplified style selection was added to RefWorks in the May release – users now have 3 quick access menus for recent, custom and institutional styles (to which a favorites menu will be added later). It will be available in the updated RCM as well once it will be in the Microsoft Store. We currently do not plan to add this to WnC.

  5. Annoying bug in Write-n-Cite for Word

    I think this has only come up with the last few versions and I just tried that it exists with 4.5.1682.

    When Write-n-Cite is installed and activated in Word but user has not logged in to it (because not actively using it), Word shows up the Write-n-Cite login dialog every time a document is opened via the Word recent files.

    This is a problem because we have deployed Write-n-Cite to all our campus workstations and obviously not everyone uses it.

    I think that this is a bug that needs to be looked into.

    • Jouni Alkio / Aalto University / Finland
    37 votes
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  6. Duplicate references

    In RefWorks Legacy it was possible to duplicate references in edit mode. - This was a very helpful tool for example when editing book chapters. Please also implement in RefWorks.

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  7. "Remove from folder" once you run the duplication checker

    When users search multiple databases during the course of a project the chances are good that they'll need to de-duplicate a folder just in case they have multiple copies of the same citation. There is no option for users to "remove from folder" once they have run the duplication checker. More specifically, the option exists, but is greyed out and the user can't select the option.

    Per ExLibris support: "The deduplication feature assumes a user will want to delete the duplicates and not just remove them from a folder so the remove from folder functionality is not available after running…

    29 votes
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  8. Allowing tags to be searched across shared folders

    The professor was using a RefWorks shared folder for a class where the entire class worked on the bibliography for a major data research project. Each student needed to get credit for the number of good references they found so they tagged their references with their name. The professor found she couldn't search for the names to see all that student's references since tag search was limited to the tags she created. Our workaround was to create a shared project rather than a shared folder. That then meant all tags were shared. It's not necessarily a problem without a solution,…

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  9. Move normal view, table view etc to menu bar to make it more visible

    The option to change view from Normal to table and especially citation view is really useful, but it is hidden bottom right on the page. Please can it be added to the menu bar?

    28 votes
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  10. 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.

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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.

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  12. Show reference numbers

    In old RefWorks references were numbered. It is still necessary.

    26 votes
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  14. Improve import of author's names

    The most common problem we see with the formatting of references is that the author's first and last name are treated as one field, so that the in-text citation would read (Ali Smith, 2017) rather than (Smith, 2017). This happens quite a lot, is there a way to improve the export/importing of author's names?

    24 votes
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  15. 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.

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    21 votes
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  18. Improve to DeDuplicate of Non-English References

    New RefWorks identifies some Japanese (or non-English) references as duplication even when they are not duplicated.
    Improvement of DeDuplication for Non-English language references is expected.

    21 votes
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  19. Show all fields included in a resource type on the edit screen

    Currently RefWorks only shows certain fields when you edit references, it would be better if it showed all fields for that type of resource that are defined in the style

    21 votes
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  20. allow sorting of references

    When viewing references, allow sorting options by date, author(s), title, etc.

    20 votes
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    References may be sorted in Table View (and all other views) by Date added, Date modified, Date published, Title, Author or RefID. Ordering may be in descending or ascending order. Page display limit is 2000, but now all references are sorted.

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