Along with the new redesign of the TML website, we are pleased to introduce you to RefWorks 2.0. This new interface for our web-based citation management tool became the default version early this week, so you will be noticing some changes in the look and feel of RefWorks. Some of the major changes are listed below:
- Quick Access Sidebar
The icons displaying on the References tab represent the most commonly used reference actions: Add to Folder, Global Edit, Delete, and Print. The icons displaying next to each reference vary somewhat depending upon type of view selected. For example, the icons for Standard View are: Add to My List, Edit, Cite, and View, while the icons for a citation style are: Get it @ VCU, Add to My List, Edit, and View.
The button choices vary according to the action selected, e.g., Edit Reference, Customize, Global Edit. A few lightboxes close automatically, but most require that you select the X in the upper corner.
This new feature can be expanded or closed to allow more or less screen space for your reference list. The sidebar provides you with a direct link to features such as Advanced Search, links to training materials direct from ProQuest, information on connecting to RefWorks via Facebook or Twitter, and a statistics section which gives a snapshot of your account including storage space used.
Write-n-Cite is the only feature which has not been updated yet and you can expect to see this operating in Classic mode through the end of the year.
As with all our resources, the best way to learn is to jump in and try it out! For additional information on working with the new interface, you will find instructions and tutorials on our RefWorks page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/refworks. We also maintain a Blackboard course which will guide you through the basics of using RefWorks 2.0.