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  1. Integrate RCM into Microsoft Word online.

    Make RCM add-in available thru Microsoft store for Office 365 users.

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    • Small Caps

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

      6 votes
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      • Export Tags

        It is essential that RefWorks export "tag" metadata in its various export formats. I have been using RefWorks for years but am discontinuing my use of your product until tag data is exportable. Tag metadata is some of the most valuable data in the library of citations that I have amassed over the past four years, and because it is not currently exportable, it feels as if ProQuest is holding my data hostage. Exportable metadata is not merely a perk to be added to your service; it is a MAJOR structural flaw that needs to be addressed.

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          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
        • Add "search" to the view tool

          One of the most useful tools when reading a document is the ability to search in the text. Please provide us with this essential tool when viewing the uploaded PDF documents.

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          • Make it possible to download pdfs that have been annotated within RefWorks retain the annotations and notes.

            Make it possible to download pdfs that have been annotated within RefWorks to retain the annotations and notes.

            9 votes
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            • 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

              20 votes
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              • More friendly usage statistics

                Usage statistics can be produced monthly to reflect the frequency of logins from users. Roles of users can be reflected, so we know how many staff or students have been using Refworks on monthly basis. This can help to identify needs for promotion to a particular groups.

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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • Show folder location

                        When displaying search results within Refworks, indicate the folder(s) where it resides.

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                        • Automatically download Full Text

                          Download the Full Text, if it is available, automatically, so there's one less step in the research process.

                          33 votes
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                            under review  ·  Todd Vaccaro responded

                            Thank you for your contribution, we are looking into adding this into our current roadmap and will discuss with our board of advisors.

                          • 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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                              1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                              • We need our favorite output styles in Write-N-Cite

                                It's not possible to add a citation style in Write-N-Cite

                                10 votes
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                                • 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".

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Include custom referencing styles in Ex Libris Primo

                                    Load custom referencing styles into Primo eg. Coventry University Harvard style so that users can generate references in their own institution's style via Primo

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Export tags to tab delimited format

                                      I would like to be able to export tags to .tsv file, just like it is possible in Legacy to export descriptors/keywords. Working around this by using custom fields for tags is not a good alternative because they are not searchable/indexed and not visible in the short title presentation.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                      • Opportunity for creating hyperlinks between in-text ctations and related references in the bibliography

                                        As lots of reports are read as pfd-files is would be a nice help for the reader to have the possibility to jump from the in-text citation to the appropriate entry in the bibliography. Creating Hyperlinks Between In-text Citations and Related References is an option that has been seen at other reference tools

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                        • Tabular View

                                          Show the entire database like you would see it in excel and allow me to filter columns.

                                          8 votes
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