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  1. Attachments stall, never completely finish

    Many users have noticed that when PDF attachments are uploaded, they take a very long time in the processing/uploading phase, and sometimes the progress bar stalls at 50% and never finishes.

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    • Save to Refworks button is not functional

      The save to refworks button for chrome is not functional. About 90% of the time when I try to use it and input all the information, the loading bar goes and goes (Uploading 1 of 1.......) and eventually after about a minute it says it was unable to import anything (We're sorry, we were unable to save to RefWorks. We tried, but came up empty.) So frustrating. As said before, this service is great, but quite a few basic functionalities are from from actually functioning properly. These need to be fixed. A quick import button is a huge draw of…

      11 votes
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      • Have the option to input n.d. for an undated article

        When trying to put n.d. into the "date" section of a reference, it just seems to think it is an incorrect input/date and will not allow for this. However, in the real world, quite a few sources from time to time are undated, and this puts a crimp in everything when you cannot put n.d. per APA format. Please add this functionality to either input our own term of n.d. or to select that the source is undated so it can be automatically entered into the reference. Thank you.

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        • online news webpage not taken as per Harvard style

          while importing references from online new websites, refworks do capture the references but does not cite the bibliography as per harvard style for webpages accessed online.

          4 votes
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          • 1 vote
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            • 1 vote
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              • 'Create a new account' when linking to New RefWorks for the first time from a search tool (Google Scholar, Primo etc)?

                From Google Scholar, Primo etc, when you click on the RefWorks link next to each search record, it takes you to the following page:

                https://refworks.proquest.com/combined-export/?groupcode=RWMiddlesexU&detoken=XBLgJo9sJFPnYg1wJ%5B44

                If you then select to export to the New Refworks, you are taken to the following page:

                https://refworks.proquest.com/login/

                However, this is problematic, as it does not offer the opportunity to 'Create a new Account'.

                We think that users should be directed to the following URL instead: https://refworks.proquest.com/

                3 votes
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                • Be able to support https callback.

                  It does not support https callback right now. With the wide-spread adoption of https, this should be supported.

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                  • Importing references: Option to save to a specific folder

                    Users should have the option to import references directly to a specific folder.

                    6 votes
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                    • Remove formating on import

                      Cut and pasted or imported html to be stripped before adding to RefWorks. This would separate the content from it's styling and allow the selected citation style to work correctly.

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                      • Set default folder

                        How about a feature to set a default folder where refs are uploaded? I'm using the taskbar function to save to RefWorks and I'm required to assign the folder manually from the user interface every time.

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                        • Allow users to link their ProQuest MyResearch account to New RefWorks

                          At the moment, you can only link the two if you have an account in the old RefWorks.

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                          • DOI search function

                            Under "Add Reference" Have a space to quickly input the DOI and find article based on that. Currently, there is a space to add that modifier under the Save to Refworks function, but all I continually get is "service is unavailable".

                            3 votes
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                            • Please make it possible to move large numbers of references from the last import page to a folder, all at once

                              I have just imported 7600 references that I want to put all into the same folder (working on a systematic review). I can only move small quantities at a time as the select all features is limited to the records displayed. Selecting "display 2000 records" causes refworks to crash.

                              2 votes
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                              • don't automatically add a bibliography!

                                I use google docs to write my papers and find it really annoying that RefWorks automatically adds a bibliography entry when I'm adding a reference. Footnotes are included in my institution's word count, but the bibliography is not, so when the bib is automatically added it disrupts my word count and makes it harder to quickly see where I'm up to. Is there any way I can turn this feature off and then just install the bibliography when I've finished the paper? thanks!

                                4 votes
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                                • Stating the obvious

                                  I need to use your site to create references for online webpages, and it does not have an option to do so. There is no box to insert the url. Your site only allows us to either create references for documents like pdf files we find online and dowload, or those from the school database, most of which already have references listed in the description section.

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                                  • Provide detailed instructions for importing from MathSciNet

                                    Please provide detailed instructions for importing from MathSciNet, so that the user doesn't have to take lots of time to reconstruct them. They were provided in legacy RW.

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                                    • Import filter for ICTRP (clinical trials database)

                                      Please could you provide an import filter for .xml files of references which can be exported from the ICTRP database:
                                      http://www.who.int/ictrp/en/
                                      It's free to use so it should be possible for you to obtain an .xml file with the tagged references on which to base an import filter. Clinical trials databases are searched a lot in health.

                                      35 votes
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                                      • Search and find references by PMID!

                                        can we search and find references by PMID?

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                                        • can you make it as an add-in for powerpoint?

                                          make refworks compatible with Powerpoint so that works cited can be incorporated into the presentation

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