Trying to read PDFs in EBSCOhost databases using the Mac browser Safari often results in a “missing plug-in” error. Please try one of these solutions:
With the New Year comes a new release of Refworks! In addition to general stability improvements, the new release has several enhancements. Of these, one of the most exciting is the new Drag-and-Drop functionality for the Quick Access bar which means that users can click on the grey bar above any reference summary and drag the item to the Quick Access bar.
In addition, usability revisions include new icons in the Organize & Share Folders area for Twitter, Facebook and over 300 other social bookmarking cites. You can easily share folders with all your Facebook friends or on Twitter with the click of a button.
Also, users will now be able to create New Folders directly from the Add to Folder icon. This makes the process much more seamless since you won’t have to change screens if you need a new folder after importing new references.
As always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you with RefWorks whether you are just starting out or a long time user.
Receive the exact materials you need more quickly!
Together with 12 other university libraries in the Midwest and the Center for Research Libraries, the University of Iowa Libraries is proud to announce a new service called UBorrow that offers fast access to over 90 million books. Books requested via UBorrow typically are available within a week and are checked out for 12 weeks, with a four-week renewal option.
Iowa faculty, students and staff can search UBorrow directly. A UBorrow search option is also available in Smart Search and InfoLink. UBorrow checks the UI Libraries’ catalog for an available copy before checking other libraries’ catalogs in real time and placing a request directly with the other libraries. If a book is not available through UBorrow, faculty, staff and students can still place a traditional interlibrary loan request and UI Libraries staff will try to obtain it from another library.
Who is loaning the books in UBorrow?
The 13 CIC libraries as well as the Center for Research Libraries will be lending books through UBorrow. The CIC consists of University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. The proximity of these partners, as well as commitments made by each library, allow books to be delivered through UBorrow far more rapidly than when they are requested via traditional interlibrary loan.
- Dave Martin ML,MBA
Head, Pomerantz Business Library
Although the University of Iowa Libraries do not distribute printed tax forms, the updated Tax LibGuide offers online forms, information on state and national taxes, links to tax organizations, and more.
When logging in from off-campus via the proxy server, you may receive a security certificate error. This is because the security certificate is being read as “www.refworks.com.proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/…” when you log in through the proxy server. Accept the exception/click OK (depending on your web browser) to continue to RefWorks.
If you are using Internet Explorer version 9 (IE9), you will need to Enable Protected Mode under the Security tab before accepting the certificate.
Some users have reported problems saving PDFs (using the “save” icon in Acrobat Reader) from ScienceDirect. As a workaround right-click on the link, select Save Target As… (in Internet Explorer) and save the PDF to your computer.
If you are prompted to login to a ProQuest database (Dissertations & Theses, ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Newspapers, etc.) click on the ProQuest Cookie Cutter to clear out your browser cookies.
Some resources* are not compatible with Internet Explorer 9.
- Click the Compatibility View toolbar button to display the website as viewed in Internet Explorer 8.
- If the above doesn’t work in ProQuest, try also enabling Active X filtering (Tools –> gear icon –> Safety).
* As of March, 2012: Web of Knowledge (including Web of Science), ProQuest, and SimplyMap.