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  1. Google Docs Tool -- Add the ability to include page numbers as part of the in-text citation

    In APA if you are using a direct quote one should include the page number(s) as part of the in-text citation. In the Google docs tool, there is a space for adding page numbers for that very reason, but it's grayed out and unusable.

    Our students primarily use Google docs for their writing so this would be super helpful.

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    • Journal names when abbreviated dont't get added to the reference list correctly.

      There seems to be a bug when adding references with abbreviated journal name to the reference list. Sometimes the reference gets divided into two lines even though it would fit to one line. This doesn't happen every time, but my collegeis having exatly the same problem.

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      • View by Folder

        When looking at all references there is not the option to organize (see) them by folder

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        • A new reference type for standards

          Could you create a new reference type for standards? There isn't a ready-made option for this. It seems that it isn't possible to rename existing reference types.

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          • RefWorks API documentation

            We urgently need to see the API documentation for ProQuest RefWorks so that we can create our own export function for our library catalogue (Koha).

            The 'Save to RefWorks' button does not work for Koha so we have no option other than to create our own embedded export feature. Our developers cannot do this without the API documentation.

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            • Have an option the clear the recent downloaded once they are placed in a folder

              Have an option the clear the recent downloaded once they are placed in a folder

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              • Please, add DUBLICATE to the edit reference form like there was in older version!

                The feature is handy and inportant for example when you want to add more that one book section from the same edited book.

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                • Please make the record count on the shared folders display the same record number to all users

                  Currently the record count only shows the number of citations added by that user on the shared folders. A shared folder shows "0" if I've added nothing, but might contain 50 items. It would be useful for all on a shared folder to see the same count.

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                  • Cut and paste references in google docs

                    It would be great if it was possible to cut and paste in google docs without the references in the text you cut out disappears, or aren’t recognized as references when they are pasted into the text again.
                    They don’t do this immediately but when you update the document or change your citation style.

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                    • Give the option for removing initials in citations where there are two authors with the same name but different publication year.

                      WnC 4.5 deals with authors that have the same surname differently to WnC 4.4. Our style is based on a version of Harvard and in WnC 4.4 in text citations for authors with the same surname are given the suffix of a,b etc onto the date e.g: (Smith, 2008a), (Smith, 2008b) to distinguish them. In the new version (4.5) if these authors have different initials, then that is added into the citation e.g: (A. Smith, 2008), (B. Smith, 2008).

                      If the citations in question have different years - then initials are added to that as well e.g: (A. Smith, 2008),…

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                      • Be able to import your school contact list for student/faculty emails into RefWorks

                        It would be great if we could have our school's contact info for emails imported into RefWorks so it was not necessary to manually type out each person's email for when you share a folder. This would greatly help when sharing with more than one person.

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                        • Remove shared folder access codes

                          We've noticed that when a user shares a folder, the link that the recipient receives generates a screen that asks for an access code if they are not already logged into RefWorks.

                          We can see that there is a login link in the top banner but most of our users will miss this.

                          Is it possible to have the usual login options (e-mail address and institutional login) in the main screen?

                          We've also noticed that, once you do login, it takes a little while for the shared folder to appear in the menu section on the left and once it…

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                          • Opción bases de datos

                            En la opción "Buscar en bases de datos" no consigo mi universidad

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                            • Be able to set sharing options on sub-folders like you do on folders

                              Add sharing function for individual & group for sub-folders. It would be useful to be able to set sharing options on a sub folder without the parent folder having to be shared out as well.

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                              • Search option for document in google doc tool by Ref ID

                                In word tool as well as in google doc tool if I want to cite the reference using Ref ID search (which is good new idea) but not able to do it. So not useful due to this limitation.

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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".

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                                  • 3 votes
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                                    • Add 'Create new account' option to Sign In screen during export

                                      When a new user choose to export a citation to the New RefWorks, but doesn't yet have a RefWorks account, they are taken to the RefWorks Sign In screen, where there is no "sign up" option. Only when incorrect credentials (or no credentials) are entered does an option to sign up appear (in light grey at the bottom of the Sign In screen). This is poor UX and a barrier to using RefWorks. A 'sign up' option should be available on the Sign In screen by default (as it is in the Old RefWorks interface).

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                                      • Link to pubmed

                                        The old RefWorks version had an option to open the reference in pubmed, that option is not there with the updated ProQuest version? I need to use the update view since google docs and word docs do not link to the old version. I would like a link so I can directly open a reference in pubmed again, please.

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                                        • Write-n-cite integration for chromebook

                                          Have better integration of refworks with chromebook especially with MS Word /Google Docs standalone apps.

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