New RefWorks Features Now Available

May 05, 2006

Recent enhancements to RefWorks now enable its use as a tool to organize RSS feeds from multiple sources. In addition, RefWorks provides integration with PubMed from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. RefWorks features a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed reader that allows users to establish links to favorite RSS feeds and import data from those feeds directly into RefWorks. This provides users with a single source to capture, organize, store, and manipulate data generated by multiple information resources.

Another enhancement to RefWorks provides automated linking between RefWorks and PubMed. Any records imported from PubMed can be displayed in RefWorks with a PubMed Links icon. Hyperlinks allow users to view records in PubMed rather than RefWorks, search for related articles, or search for additional articles by particular authors. In addition, the Quick Search area in RefWorks now supports PubMed's advanced tagged searching. These feature enhancements are currently available to all RefWorks users. The Web-based nature of the product allows users to access the new features without having to re-load software or make any other changes to their RefWorks accounts.