Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Refworks interface coming!

  • New user interface for RefWorks to be launched first quarter 2010
  • Current version will still be available for at least 6 months after launch

Refworks is an online research citation management tool that…

  • Gathers references from article databases while you search
  • Formats manuscripts and citations in a variety of styles (APA, etc.)
  • Organizes a personal database of references, images, links, notes, tags, and PDFs
  • Allows you to share references with colleagues around the world

The UW-Madison libraries subscribe to Refworks for all students, staff and faculty. Alumni can maintain perpetual access to their accounts after graduation.

Other research management tools include Endnote, Zotero, and Papers.

Proquest maintenance: 1/30-1/31

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on January 30, 2010 for twelve (12) hours.

The window will take place from Saturday, January 30, 2010, at 9:00pm Central Time to Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 9:00am Central Time.

The following library subscriptions will be unavailable during these windows:

  • ProQuest platform databases, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, and American Periodicals Series

  • Genealogy and local history databases including African American Heritage, Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, ProQuest Obituaries, and Digital Sanborn Maps

  • Community of Science (COS) websites

  • UMI products including ProQuest Digital Microfilm and online dissertation sites