Category Archives: Software

Learn to Use RefWorks with these Online Tutorials

Don’t have time to attend a RefWorks class? Forget how to use it? There is now a series of superb short online tutorials that cover everything that RefWorks does, from adding references and linking PDFs to creating a bibliography.   … Continue reading

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EndNote alternative? ReadCube Grows Up!

ReadCube arrived on the reference management scene in late 2011. I looked at it a year ago and found it lacking in comparison to the “big 5” — EndNote, Menedeley, Papers, RefWorks and Zotero (these are in alphabetical order, I am … Continue reading

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RefWorks Write-n-Cite and EndNote Updates

EndNote. Summer usually sees the launch of a new version of EndNote, so I suppose we’re awaiting news on EndNote X8.  In the meantime you can download X7.1, an update for X7.               With … Continue reading

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A Fix for Problems with RefWorks Write-n-Cite and Mac Mavericks OS.

From the Dudley Knox Library: Upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks may disable Java or remove it.  If you have installed OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you will need to make sure the prerequisites are installed to ensure WNC 4 functions … Continue reading

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New UCSF Library Subject Guide for Citation/Reference Management Software

The UCSF Library has now given our citation management subject guide a complete overhaul, taking into account new developments in this area and the increasing popularity of applications such as Mendeley and Papers. A new section helps you decide which … Continue reading

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RefWorks’ Write-n-Cite Problems with Mac OS Mavericks

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, … Continue reading

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What’s Desktop EndNote? EndNote Web? Online EndNote? EndNote Basic? – I’m Confused!

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 … Continue reading

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Free Updated Mendeley App for iPad and iPhone.

                On September 23rd Mendeley announced the release of its updated app for the iPad and iPhone. New features include the ability to create and edit highlights and notes on iPhone and iPad … Continue reading

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Using WizFolio to Transfer a MS Word Bibliography to EndNote or RefWorks

Neither EndNote nor RefWorks can “read” citations from an existing bibliography in a Word document not formatted using a citation management application. An earlier post described methods to transfer references to an EndNote library from a bibliography formatted in Word. However, … Continue reading

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EndNote Update:X7, EndNote Basic, EndNote for iPad

If you’re using EndNote you might want to know what’s been happening in the EndNote world over the past few months and if there are any new developments making citing references and document formatting easier. EndNote X7 (desktop version) for … Continue reading

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