April 22, 2009

Go mobile with RefWorks!

RefWorks, the bibliography and database manager used by many researchers has introduced a new feature for account holders to make paper writing easier: RefMobile. This new feature is a great benefit to Alloway Library users. “Researchers and students are increasingly on the go, but need to stay highly productive,” says Colleen Stempien, Executive Director of Operations for RefWorks-COS. “RefMobile puts RefWorks’ world-class research management tools at the fingertips of researchers whenever they need them, wherever they happen to be.”

The interface looks familiar to RefWorks users

RefMobile enables registered users to access and use their RefWorks account from a Net-enabled cell phone or PDA. All that's needed is a groupcode (find it here) and a Refworks user name and password.

The RefMobile interface gives users immediate access to the most commonly used RefWorks functions, including searching their entire RefWorks databases, viewing references by folders, adding and removing references from folders, creating new folders, and adding comments to Notes fields. Users can also efficiently import new references to their RefWorks account using the new SmartAdd feature.

With SmartAdd, users simply enter basic identifying information for a publication, such as ISBN number, partial title, or author and publication year, and SmartAdd searches the Internet for the reference and import it to RefWorks.

For more information about RefWorks contact Alloway Librarians.

Thanks to Bill Badke

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