Posted on September 25th, 2012 by Paul Stainthorp
The version of RefWorks’ Write-N-Cite utility which will shortly be installed on the Library’s cloud desktop computers is version III. A newer version, IV, is available (and is the default RefWorks download option), but users may prefer to use the same version as is available on the student desktop for now.
Here’s how to download version III onto your own computer:
- Log in to RefWorks via the Library website. (If you are using a Windows PC with Internet Explorer, you may need to add the word “network\” in front of your username – e.g. network\10105432 )
- Go to the Tools menu and select Write-N-Cite.
- In the Write-N-Cite window which appears, ignore the green “Download Now” button and click on the link to “Previous Versions”.
- Look underneath the text about Write-N-Cite III for Windows and click on the “Download” link.
- This will download an .exe file to your PC’s file downloads folder. Run it and Write-N-Cite III will be installed.
- If you have any questions, please email: RefWorks@lincoln.ac.uk
Posted on April 21st, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
Did you know that Google Chrome is available to install on the corporate Windows desktop at the University of Lincoln, as an alternative to Microsoft/Windows Internet Explorer 7? I didn’t, until yesterday, but now I’ve just found out how to install it:
- Go to the Start menu and select the Control Panel;
- Double-click on Add or Remove Programs;
- When the ‘Add or Remove Programs’ window appears, select Add New Programs;
- Scroll down the alphabetical list until you see Google Chrome 10.0. Select it, and click on Add.
Once it’s been installed (which will take a minute), you should be able to find it in the Start menu, under All Programs > Google Chrome. You can create a shortcut by draging the icon to your desktop if you want.
N.B. unfortunately the way Chrome has been deployed means that it “doesn’t support Roaming Profiles properly and instead stores all user data in the Local Settings on the PC. This means bookmarks and other preferences will not follow users if they move between different PCs”.
A version of Mozilla Firefox is also available on the corporate desktop: supplied “as an experimental trial” by ICT services, it uses a VMware ‘thin’/virtual application, so that you don’t have to physically install it on your computer: instead the application is delivered over the network every time you use it.
You can find it at P:\Firefox. The version available here is version 3 of Firefox; I don’t know if there are any plans to upgrade this to the current version. You can create a shortcut by draging the icon from the P: drive to your desktop.