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  1. Admin: sort users by date last active

    Admin view of users - shoul dbe able to sort by any column AND download to excel/csv

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  2. Small Caps

    Some citation styles require small caps, yet there is no mechanism within RefWorks to generate them. This is problematic.

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  3. ISBN/ISSN, authors can be used to retrieve auto-cite metadata for manual input

    More criteria are recommended for retrieving metadata for auto-cite. ISBN, ISSN and authors are common. This will empower the auto-cite capability and save a lot of time for the researchers.

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  4. Copy and paste ready-material citation style from other Sources

    Ready-made citations are provided in some databases. However, there is no 'copy and paste' function in Refworks to import them. The articles from four very popular databases cannot be grabbed by 'Save to Refworks' - Britannica School, Questia, Statista and Discovery Education Streaming. But the databases provide citations, it is ashamed that the data cannot be transferred to Refworks easily.

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  5. Edit in-line citation output style

    There are some ways to edit the in-line citations (ex: supress author, add suffix), but no way to edit the overall display format like there is for the bibliography format in the output styles. An example of how this is useful is when I want to cite multiple sources but have a semi-colon between references rather than a comma, since I am delineating specific page numbers and am already using a comma for that.

    Additionally, it would be great to see a preview of both the in-line text and the bibliography in RefWorks for a given output style, rather than…

    8 votes
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  6. Add customizable BibTex citekey field

    The ability to export Bibtex files is a key feature of RefWorks. However, the format of the citekey is terrible - too long and difficult for users to recall. Other reference managers allow customization of this field, and RefWorks should, too.

    8 votes
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  7. Export to BibLaTeX format

    RefWorks currently exports to BibTeX, the legacy bibliography system in TeX, but not to BibLaTeX, the modern and powerful bibliographic management in LaTeX&friends. Updating to BibLaTeX data model shouldn't be a big issue for RefWorks as it has the framework for exporting to BibTeX. Other tools like JabRef, Citavi, Zotero... have already native support for BibLaTeX.

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  8. Include resource types for Interview and Survey

    Interview and Survey are 2 very common and popular resources types for student's project. However, they cannot be found on the pull down menu under 'Resources Type".

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  10. Plagarism software integration

    Integrate RefWorks with Plagarism software so that students do not accidentally plagarize.

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  11. Export from JBI (OVID) database

    Export from JBI (OVID) database. The only way a citation from JBI can be properly imported is to export in RIS format. This is not intuitive.

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  12. Word Online or Google Docs inside of RefWorks

    Integrate RefWorks with the online Writing Tools so that the user, me, share and collaborate my papers inside RefWorks - don't make me leave RefWorks.

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  13. View ePubs

    View ePubs within RefWorks and be able to annotate and collaborate

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  14. Browser Extensions for Importing

    Provide a browser add-on or extension which paints a button on database pages to easily download the citation, but also the full text.

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  15. Admin Views of comments

    Provide the Administrator with the ability to view comments made with documents to prevent malicious and harmful comments

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  16. Generate bibliographies in multiple formats.

    We currently have now tabbed delimited format but would like to see XML and RW Tagged format.

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