McGoogan News

RefWorks Training set for the Fall

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 of this and more by attending one of our hands-on, RefWorks Basic Training Classes. Those who attend will create their own RefWorks accounts through the McGoogan Library’s RefWorks site license. The RefWorks Basic Training Class will be offered on:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 22 — 1 t0 2:30 p.m. (Instructor Brian Erb)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26 — 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Instructor Cindy Schmidt)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24 — 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Instructor Brian Erb)
  • Friday, Dec. 10 — 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Instructor Cindy Schmidt)

The class is open to all UNMC faculty, staff and students. Pre-registration is required. Please e-mail Cindy Schmidt to pre-register for a class or if you would like to arrange one-on-one instruction or additional classroom training sessions.

Refworks downtime September 4

RefWorks will be unavailable Saturday and Sunday, Sept 4-5 for up to 4 hours from 11pm until 3am for scheduled maintenance.

If you are performing a literature search during this time and wish to save your results for importation into RefWorks at a later time, please see the RefWorks Tips, Tricks, and Guides page for EBSCO and PubMed instructions.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

RefWorks PubMed import problem reported

When importing records from PubMed, it may appear that not all records have been imported.  In fact, the missing records are usually found merged together in one of the records that has been imported. The problem has been reported to RefWorks and quick action was requested.
If you need assistance, please contact Cindy Schmidt at 559-7077 or

RefWorks access issues (Update: Now fixed)

Update 3/23: RefWorks appears to be functioning properly.

Intermittent and random access and functionality issues are being reported by RefWorks users. The problem should be fixed by 2pm. If you experience problems after 2pm, please report the specifics to or 559-6221.

A temporary solution may be to clear your Internet browser’s cache. Otherwise, if you are experiencing problems and need to save your search results, you can create save your results or search strategy into a personal account within the database:

  1. MyEBSCOhost – create and sign-in to your account, then add your results into a folder
  2. MyNCBI in PubMed – create and sign-in to your account, then send your results to a collection.

RefWorks Direct Export from EBSCO

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.

Alternatively, you can search MEDLINE in the PubMed interface. Instructions for export from PubMed to RefWorks is also included in the RefWorks tip site.