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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Integrate RefWorks with Systematic Review Software

    Simple, one-click exports to the a systematic review sofware like Coividence or DistillerSR

    21 votes
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  5. Enable Ask a Librarian chat widgets within RefWorks

    Allow institutions to embed a LibChat or other chat service within the RefWorks interface

    18 votes
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  6. 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

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  7. Enable generation and addition of an Open URL link to a custom citation style

    We would like to be able to generate and add an open URL link to a custom citation style. In Legacy RefWorks, you are able to build a custom style with an Open URL but this is not possible in the new RefWorks because fields can not be defined in two different ways within the same style. We would like to use these URLs with our link resolver information when we are sending result sets to our patrons.

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  8. 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?

    17 votes
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  9. Increase the number of allowed subfolders

    Currently allowed 4 subfolders under each main folder. Would like that increase by several more allowed subfolders to better organize large projects or issues.

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  10. Modifying the view option when disply citations

    The options of displaying references as a table and exporting into Excel is the first step in the direction of using RefWorks not only for collecting and organizing citations but for analysis and synthesis of the literature.
    As now I have to ask my students to export RefWorks citations into Excel Synthesis Matrix form which allow them to analyze research studies (see the attachment of the matrix). They will delete columns/data that are not needed and add required data from the Research Notes field. It will be helpful if students can modify the Table view (add/remove columns) to include research…

    17 votes
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  11. 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.

    17 votes
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  12. Deduplication of sub-folders, or between folders

    I would like to be able to de-duplicate sub-folders, for example where each sub-folder contains the results from a database search for a systematic review.

    Alternatively, a user should be able to choose to de-duplicate any two or more folders in refworks.

    16 votes
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  13. Include referring URL or permalink

    RefWorks should capture the referring URL or (when coming from an ExL/ProQuest property) the permalink for a record when importing. This would help patrons go back to where they found the item, in case they need more details about it, want to get the item, or want to find other things like it.

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  14. allow sorting of references

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

    15 votes
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  15. RefWorks Citation Manager - change default to last folder used instead of "all references"

    The RefWorks Citation Manager add-in always defaults to the “All references” folder after choosing an action. For example, if I go to a different folder and choose to “Edit & Cite” for one of the citations, it then toggles back to the All references folder instead of staying in the folder I had been using. This requires me to keep re-selecting the folder where I had accumulated sources for a project.

    For workflow, it would be useful to have RefWorks Citation Manager default to folder last used instead of to All References.

    15 votes
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  16. 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.

    15 votes
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  17. HTTP prefix inserted to DOI

    I'm very happy to hear that APA 7th was updated so that the correct prefix is now inserted to the doi code (see https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/909445/suggestions/39183304).

    Now, please note that this should apply also for all other major styles! The doi has really become a standard and therefore, reference management software should definitely support the use of doi, and expressly by inserting the entire prefix https://doi.org/ as now recommended in the latest Crossref standard https://www.crossref.org/display-guidelines/

    So please, perform the corresponding update also to other major output styles, such as Chicago, Harvard,Vanouver

    15 votes
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  18. Add remove from folder button to folder menu bar

    Improve removing a reference from a folder

    Current method: Click on delete button, then select remove from folder.

    Suggested method: have a remove from folder button on the folder top menu bar.

    15 votes
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  19. Allow multiple independent bibliographies

    Add an option to start a second new bibliography within a single document. This would be ideal for writing chapters where each section needs a separate bibliography.

    This would be very simple to add and would help with keeping formating consistent for other objects in documents like figures.

    15 votes
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  20. "Remove Field Codes" in WnC is an invaluable function for faculty and grad students. Please add to RCM.

    Publishers do not want RefWorks field codes in submitted manuscripts. WnC provides this valuable function, but faculty and graduate students, who because of their platform must use RCM, do not have this feature. I submit that RCM must have this capability for this population of users.

    15 votes
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