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RefWorks Update: January 12th, 2009

Case users watch for these new features within RefWorks:

  • Ability to Save Search Strategies in Advanced Search
    Users now have the option to save search strategies created in the RefWorks Advanced Search area. Search strategies can be named and saved for easy and continual retrieval. Simply enter a name when creating an advanced search query and after saving, the search strategy is available in the View menu, under Search Strategy Results.

  • File Attachment Searching
    File attachments (.pdf, .txt and file names) stored in your RefWorks account can now be included in searching. This option is available in both searches – from the Search RefWorks box and the Advanced Search. Pdf files with images only (ex. Jpeg) and no text in them are not currently searchable. To include file attachments in your search using the Search RefWorks box, simply click on the check box next to Attachments after you enter your search term. In the Advanced Search, simply select Attachments from the Search Name drop-down as one of the four fields of information to search.

  • Improved Sorting of Japanese Characters
    RefWorks’ Windows users using Japanese characters in their references will now see improved sorting when using Katakana and Hiragana characters. Users who currently have Japanese selected as the Language/Locale in the Startup Options section of the Tools, Customize area will need to temporarily change the sort to another language, save it, and then re-select and save Japanese in order to implement the new sorting.

  • Output Style Editor Tutorial
    Now users can learn how to create their own custom output style by viewing the Output Style Editor tutorial available in the Help, Tutorials area. This tutorial is also helpful to anyone who wants to modify an existing output style.

  • Other Miscellaneous Items
    Corrected an issue with multi-word last names (ex. Van de Walle) alphabetizing correctly in bibliographies. Double-spaced bibliographies no longer have 12 pt spacing appended to the printed reference which created an extra line space. Corrected an issue with the ability to change Bibliography sort order in output styles with author-date sorting selected. An issue with Internet Explorer users and using an OpenURL link for references with Non-Roman characters has been corrected.

Posted by Brian Gray on January 10, 2009 09:50 PM
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