RefWorks will be unavailable for about an hour tonight due to scheduled maintenance to solve a tricky issue.
RefWorks will be offline
We want to make you aware that on Wednesday February 13th at 9:00pm (CST) there will be scheduled maintenance on RefWorks for approximately 1 hour to address an issue preventing some users from creating RefWorks accounts. During this window new and legacy RefWorks will be offline. Write-n-Cite will be available offline, but users will not be able to sync their references with RefWorks.
At the end of the maintenance, all existing references will be available.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Maintenance Start: Wednesday February 13th at 9:00pm (CST)
Maintenance Completion: Wednesday February 13th at 10:00pm (CST)
So, if you were planning to do some research tonight, schedule a little break and maybe do a little last minute Valentine’s Day shopping for your significant other. Or for yourself.
We are happy to offer access to the new version of RefWorks alongside our access to RefWorks Classic to help you with your citation management needs. The New RefWorks offers a number of improved features including a redesigned interface, replacement for Write-n-Cite, increased storage capacity, and auto-complete when manually entering citations.
Anyone who has yet to sign up for a RefWorks account is welcome to do so using their LSUHSC e-mail via this link.
For those with an existing account in RefWorks Classic, look for the option to move to the New RefWorks once you log in to RefWorks Classic:
More information about the New RefWorks and a guide for those transitioning from RefWorks Classic can be found on the New RefWorks LibGuide.
If you have multiple accounts in RefWorks Classic, we are advising that you not transition to the New RefWorks at this time. There will be support in an upcoming release for multiple account holders, and we will let you know when that option is available and you can move to the New RefWorks.
Have any questions about this or any other Library resources? Please contact us.
RefWorks is currently developing a new and improved version of itself referred to simply as the new RefWorks. At this time, the new RefWorks does not have all of the same functionality as the old RefWorks, which is now referred to as legacy RefWorks. As such, we will not be migrating our subscription to the new RefWorks until all of the kinks have been straightened out. If you are prompted with a choice between the legacy version (orange) and the new version (blue), please select the legacy version (orange).
We will let you know when the new version is ready for prime time. As always, if you need assistance, please feel free to contact us.
There are two upcoming Introduction to RefWorks classes. One will be held at the Isch?® Library on Wednesday, February 19 11am – Noon in the Computer Classroom (Room 405). The second class will be held at the Dental Library on Thursday, February 20 Noon – 1pm.
RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager. It allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from online databases and automatically format a paper and bibliography in seconds.
In this hands-on course participants will learn how to:
-Create a personalized RefWorks log-in that is accessible from anywhere
-Import references from PubMed & other databases
-Organize references into folders and share folders
-Format references into a Works Cited page
-Explore RefWorks tools to simplify the paper writing process (Write-N-Cite, RefGrabit)
-Each LSUHSC user will create and use a personal log-in
Next Wednesday, October 16th, from noon to 1pm, the Isch?® Library will be offering an introductory Refworks class. Refworks, a web-based bibliography and citation manager supported by the Library, is a useful tool for organizing your online references. If you’d like to familiarize yourself with Refworks before attending the class, please visit :?áhttp://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/services/refworks.html.
The class will be held in the Library’s computer classroom on the 4th floor of the Resource Center Building on October 16th from noon to 1pm.
Anyone associated with the LSU Health Sciences Center and interested in getting started with RefWorks should definitely plan to attend.
Please contact the instructor, Head Dental Librarian Julie Schiavo, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 504-941-8162.
A new edition of Write n Cite is now available from RefWorks, our bibliographic citation manager. The new edition fits seamlessly into MS Word.
Windows: MS XP, Vista and Windows 7 compatibility (Support Word 2007 and 2010)
Mac: OS X 10.5-10.7?ácompatible (Support for Word 2008 and 2011)
Instant citation formatting
Seamless online/offline access
Fully integrated into the Office Ribbon (Windows version)
Here’s a short video showing how it works. For help installing onto your computer, contact Molly Knapp at email@example.com?áor attend one of our RefWorks Classes.?á(There’s one tomorrow – Tuesday 6-12 at 10 AM in the library.)
This weekend, ProQuest has scheduled a Maintenance Window that will affect all RefWorks services for a few hours.
The Maintenance Window is scheduled to start at 11pm CST, ?áSaturday, May 5th.
The work should take about 5 hours, ending at ?á4:00 AM CST, Sunday, May 6th.
While this work takes place, RefWorks services including RefMobile, RefAware, and Write-N-Cite will be unavailable.?á In their place, we will post a message that will be updated with any changes to the Maintenance Window schedule.?á There will be a short period of up to one hour when even this message will not be available.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Just a quick update, some of our RefWorks users ?ámay receive an email from RefWorks-COS Support Services [firstname.lastname@example.org]?árequesting them to update their RefWorks username this week. (I did!)
This is legitimate – RefWorks is moving everyone to unique user names in order to simplify the login process. They suggest using your email as a new username, but that is not required. So if you’re like me, and use something like librarygrrrl42* as a username, well, go right ahead.
Any questions or issues about RefWorks please call Molly Knapp at 568-6100 or email email@example.com
Full text of RefWorks email follows.
*not actual username
From: RefWorks-COS Support Services [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 2:34 PM
To: Knapp, Maureen
Subject: RefWorks Needs Your Help!
Dear RefWorks User,
We are asking RefWorks users – like you – who have the same login name as a RefWorks user at a different institution to select a new login name.
This change will enable us to streamline access for you and others by eliminating Group Codes during the log in process.
Changing your login name takes only a few seconds:
Log in to RefWorks
Click on the “Update Profile Link” in the upper right corner?á Choose a new log-in name (we recommend using your email address)
RefWorks, our free Web-based bibliography and database manager which can format a paper and bibliography for you, has some improvements scheduled for the near future:
December 31st, 2011: “Classic” interface goes away. (This only matters if you are an old-school power user.)
January 2012: Group Code no longer needed to login to RefWorks off campus. (It will, however, still be needed to create a RefWorks account off campus.) FAQ
Spring 2012: Updated version of Write-n-Cite will be available.
The new version of Write-N-Cite will run on Word for Windows 2007 & 2010 as well as Word for Mac 2008 & 2011. You’ll get the same features on either platform, and sharing documents between computers is as easy as opening a file. More.
For questions or training contact Molly Knapp. RefWorks classes will resume in January.
Two Minute tips is a series on our blog where we bring you short video tutorials on various tools and resources in the library.
Today weÔÇÖll look at Write-n-Cite. ItÔÇÖs a Microsoft Word Add-in from RefWorks (our bibliographic manager) that inserts citations as you write a paper, then formats the whole thing into a bibliography for you. Check it out!