If you’re a Mac RefWorks user, and are thinking of upgrading to Apple’s new Mavericks version of the X operating system, you should be aware that Write-n-Cite is not compatible with OS X10.9.
According to the RefWorks Facebook page, currently, Write-n-Cite only works with OS X up to 10.6.
Without Write-n-Cite functioning you can still format a bibliography using the One Line/ Cite method.
If your PubMed search turns up a clinical trial, you may see a box linking to systematic reviews which have cited that trial. Not every clinical trial or systematic review in PubMed is included (yet). For now the National Library of Medicine is working on getting each of the 31,000 plus systematic reviews included in PubMed Health linked to the trials they cited.
Screen shot from PubMed
From the PubMed Health website: “PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.
PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.”
For more information about this new feature, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf14/brief/jf14_pm_health_blog_trials_sys_reviews.html
Looking for an alternative to Mendeley and Zotero? You’re a RefWorks user but want a tool that’s better suited to collaboration and document management? You might want to take a look at RefWorks Flow.
Launched in 2013 Flow is designed to help researchers discover, store, and organize academic articles, citations, and metadata downloaded from electronic databases. and collaborate with other researchers. This cloud-based tool facilitates collaboration by allowing group annotation of articles, sharing of datasets, and group editing of draft documents.
Any student or faculty member with a verifiable academic email address can sign up for a free account, which offers 2GB of cloud storage, and the participation of up to 10 collaborators per project.
View a short online tutorial.
People are often surprised how difficult it can be to find health and medical statistics. Data collection in the United States is a fairly recent activity and it was not until 1956 that Congress enacted legislation to establish the US National Health Survey in order to collect statistics on disease, injury, impairment, disability, and other health related topics. Data collection and analysis at a national level takes time to compile, so it is often difficult to find data for the most recent years.
To help you locate statistical information the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has published a new subject guide. It is not designed to be exhaustive but is intended as a pointer to major information sources.
Looking for chemistry information? ChemSpider, from the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), is a free online chemical database offering access to information on almost 25 million unique chemical compounds. Data is obtained from over 400 online sources. ChemSpider is more than a database, however, as it asks chemists to participate in data enhancement and curation.
Last October the NCBI launched the pilot phase of a program called PubMed Commons, designed to allow users to comment on published abstracts on the PubMed website.
PubMed Commons enables authors to share opinions and information about scientific publications in PubMed. All authors of publications in PubMed are eligible to become members. Members play a pivotal role in ensuring that PubMed Commons remains a forum for open constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. They can comment on any publication in PubMed, rate the helpfulness of comments, and invite other eligible authors to join.
RefWorks users are no longer required to enter a group code when logging in to their account off-campus. If you are a current RefWorks user, simply log in to your account as you have done in the past. The removal of the group code will not affect how you normally log in. However, for the time being you’ll still need the group code to login to Write-N-Cite.
New users that do not yet have an account must be on-campus (or within a registered IP range for your Institution) or accessing RefWorks through proxy server when initially creating an account. This is so RefWorks can attach the user to a subscription. Once the new user has set up their account they will be able to log in from any location, with or without proxy authentication, using only the login name and password.
RefWorks will be removing the need for the group code when logging in to WNC 4 in an upcoming release. Until then, users must log in with WNC4 using the current method, either group code/login name/password or with the authentication code. Use the group code, login name and password or the login code provided after logging into RefWorks on the WNC login page.
WNC III users must continue logging in with their group code/login name/password or via proxy configuration if off-campus. RefWorks will not be removing the group code requirement from the WNC III login page.
Let’s begin by saying that there are currently two major versions of EndNote: desktop EndNote and online EndNote. The EndNote desktop software stores the program and your citation library locally on your computer. Online EndNote accounts store your citation collection on servers at Thomson Reuters, so you can log onto the web and access the account from anywhere.
Initially the only version of EndNote available was the one you installed on your desktop or laptop computer. In December 2006 the EndNote folks launched a web-based version of EndNote. This was a simplified stripped-down version and was not designed to replace the more comprehensive desktop application. However, EndNote and EndNote Web could exchange citations, so it was possible to work with your citations in EndNote Web off-campus, later moving them into desktop EndNote. The citations were stored on the web so you could access them wherever you were, either on or off campus.
In 2013 EndNote Web became EndNote Basic, and was made available as a free web-based application. Though allowing you to create bibliographies in MS Word, Basic is still a stripped down version of the desktop software, offering, for example, only 20 of the most popular bibliographic styles.
To make matters a little more confusing there are now three types of online EndNote account: one is linked to the EndNote desktop program; another is associated with a Web of Knowledge/Science site and the third is the free Basic account which is not associated with either of these. So campuses such as UCSF which subscribe to Web of Science/Knowledge have access to a version of EndNote Basic that has considerably more features than the generic Basic. The following two articles summarize the difference between these versions:
- EndNote Online from the Adept Scientific website.
- EndNote comparison on the EndNote website: note that UCSF users should check WEB OF KNOWLEDGE to see which features are available and go to the Web of Science site to create an account.