Currently, direct exports from EBSCOhost MEDLINE to RefWorks are not working and groups of CINAHL records selected for direct export to RefWorks are not being exported in their entirety. Several academic institutions have reported the problems to EBSCO tech support and they have placed this issue as a high priority. We suggest that while these problems are being fixed, you search only one EBSCOhost database at a time and export results to RefWorks using the method described as Work-Around 3 on the RefWorks tips site. Please remember, before starting a second search in a different EBSCOhost database, export to RefWorks, and then delete any records that are still in your EBSCOhost folder from your first search.
The following free, hands-on classes are offered by the McGoogan Library for all UNMC faculty, staff and students. Register for the classes by e-mailing the class name and date you would like to attend and your phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond PubMed — March 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
You are familiar with PubMed, but what other information resources can be found at the National Library of Medicine Web site? This hands-on course will explore some of the databases association with the NLM Gateway resource.
Public Health Datasets — March 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Need help in locating health datasets? This class will give you strategies to use when looking for numeric datasets for your research needs.
Getting to Full Text — March 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The Library provides access to thousands of electronic resources. Come and learn better ways to connect to full-text journals using a full range of tools.
Advanced RefWorks — March 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
This class is intended for regular RefWorks users who would like to gain more experience using advanced features and troubleshooting RefWorks problems.
Cited Reference Searching — March 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Locating cited references is useful for: finding current articles on a topic; identifying top researchers and institutions in a field; and for tenure, promotion and hiring decisions. Learn about the many resources available through the Library.
Create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO search results. Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in just minutes. Reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds. Learn how to do all this and more by attending our hands-on, RefWorks Basic Training Class. Those who attend will create their own RefWorks accounts (for free) through the McGoogan Library’s RefWorks site license or through RefWorks’ Alumni Program. The RefWorks Basic Training Class will be offered on:
- Tuesday, Jan. 19, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
- Wednesday, Feb 24, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
- Friday, March 19, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff and students and former UNMC faculty, staff, and students. Pre-registration is required. Please e-mail Cindy Schmidt at email@example.com to pre-register for a class or if you would like to arrange one-on-one instruction or additional classroom training sessions.
There is a lot of RefWorks news this week. Particularly exciting is the Alumni Program. For those not familiar with RefWorks, it is a web-based tool that allows you to keep track of bibliographic citations and automatically format bibliographies and internal citations in almost any style type.
Downtime morning of January 2
RefWorks will be unavailable on January 2, 2010 for server upgrades. The downtime will start at 3 a.m. and last approximately 6 hours.
After the downtime, direct export from the EBSCO databases may be affected. Please see the Workaround for EBSCO Export tips.
Coming soon: new RefWorks interface
RefWorks will be introducing a new interface in 2010. Initially the new interface will be optional. About 6 months after the introduction of the new interface, the old interface will be discontinued. You can preview the new interface at http://www.refworks-cos.com/RefWorks2.0/UI.html
Free lifelong access to RefWorks for former UNMC students, staff & faculty
While affiliated with UNMC students, staff and faculty can obtain RefWorks accounts free through the Library’s RefWorks license. Now, this free RefWorks access will continue after affiliations with UNMC end. Former UNMC students, staff and faculty can now obtain free, lifelong access to RefWorks through RefWorks’ Alumni Program. Contact Cindy Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain instructions for creating an “Alumni Program” account. Cindy can also help you replicate your current UNMC RefWorks account in an Alumni Program account.
We recommend that those alumni who are still affiliated with UNMC use RefWorks accounts created through UNMC’s RefWorks license. Records stored in UNMC RefWorks accounts contain “Check for UNMC full-text” buttons; records in Alumni Program accounts do not include these buttons.
Faculty and researchers – learn to use Refworks on Dec. 8
The IT for Researchers group (RUG) offers a session on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Durham Research Center, Room 1004. Cindy Schmidt from the McGoogan Library of Medicine will demonstrate how to create a searchable database from your MEDLINE, CINAHL and PsycINFO search results. Use that database to insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers in a matter of minutes. You’ll learn how to reformat your paper for submission to a new journal in seconds. Register online (requires your UNMC Personnel ID) or e-mail email@example.com.
The EBSCO to RefWorks direct export is currently not functioning properly. EBSCO believes they will have this function fixed by Friday or Saturday (November 13th or 14th). In the mean time, use workarounds 2 and 3 as described in the RefWorks LibGuide to either save your results until the direct export is working again (work-around 2) or, if you can’t wait for the return of the direct export function, import your results using RefWorks internal filters (workaround 3), though that functionality is sometimes buggy.
- UNMC’s RefWorks Group Code will change sometime this Friday, October 30th. The new group code can be found at http://info.unmc.edu/library/refworks.html.
- The new PubMed interface simplifies exports to RefWorks! Check out the RefWorks libguide (PDF) to find out how.
- Students, before you graduate, ask about free RefWorks access for Alumni! RefWorks is developing a new program for the alumni of institutions that license RefWorks. This program is supposed to provide free, continued RefWorks access after graduation. It’s not yet clear how this program will be administered. If you are a student and find RefWorks valuable, please ask us about this program before you graduate. You can contact Cindy Schmidt, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-7077, or the Library’s reference desk at email@example.com 559-6221. The program details may not be available until May.
- New RefWorks interface to be available in 2010. RefWorks technical support is planning to release a redesigned RefWorks interface in late 2009. You will not be forced to switch to the new interface immediately. We’re told that it will be available as an option for quite awhile before it becomes the default interface.
As always, please contact the library to arrange for a one-on-one or group RefWorks training session.