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Thomson Reuters RefScan

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Scan, search and save scholarly literature on the go with a free app from Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceTM and EndNote®.

Thomson Reuters RefScanSM, powered by Web of Science and EndNote, lets you scan and capture your references, streamlining your research workflow. Access bibliographic information and times cited counts directly from the world’s leading research platform, Web of Science, and save them to your free EndNote online account to retrieve anytime, anywhere – no subscriptions required. This app makes it even easier to access the content and tools you need wherever your discoveries happen.

Simply search for documents or scan the DOIs from printed documents to quickly look up in Web of Science.

With this app you will…

• save time and easily access reliable, relevant data that helps you manage your research
• have immediate access to the most influential, relevant, and credible journal information available
• quickly and easily collect reference information from a wide variety of online data sources
• store references in your own password-protected library in EndNote online, accessible anywhere that you have internet access

What's New in Version 1.0.1

"What's New in this release"
- Improved scan accuracy and performance.
- Improved app stability when viewing records on iPod.

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Customer Reviews

App freezes

On first downloading this app seemed to work, but over the past few weeks the app opens and then freezes without letting me do anything with it. I deleted it and tried to re-install, but it still doesn't work. Further there is no app for the iPad, which would be more useful with a keyboard to enter data to find references.

Come on, Thomson Reuters, you're big enough to put some more resources into this. I've been an EndNote user for many years - this would be a great addition to your repertoire if you could get this to work.

This app reflects poorly on Thomson-Reuters

I'm an academic librarian with some background in usability and User Experience (UX), and this app feels like a beta or maybe even just a proof-of-concept.

For starters:

1.) Allow me to at least see (if not search) my EndNote Web library!

2.) In re the "Add Reference" function, where is reference type switching?! Looks like it's "journals only" if a user wants to add a reference via the app...

3.) Scan seems like a nice (even useful!) feature... but to make it DOI-only?! Why can't I scan a barcode on the back of the book and have it pull up the ISBN?

I'll be deleting this app off my phone, but not before griping to someone at the Thomson booth at ALA in a couple weeks... :-|

Was kicked out then can't log back in

When I first downloaded it, it worked fine. Then I tapped to open it and it's asking me to log back in. (I never logged off). It won't let me back in. And it tells me the "maximum number of requests per period has been exceed. Please try again later."
This is a huge bug. Please fix.

Thomson Reuters RefScan
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2013
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 2.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Thomson Reuters

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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