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Full support of Mac environment among enhancements made to the citation tool so popular with student and professional researchers

What group could be more vocal than researchers searching for critical content on deadline? Those who still need to finish a classroom assignment or professional project with proper formatting. Many of those researchers are loyal users of Write-N-Cite, the popular citation tool that is part of the RefWorks® line of online research organization tools. They are returning to their campuses and offices after holiday break, just in time for a major enhancement.

At the top of the enhancement "wish list" was the ability to use Write-N-Cite in both Window and Mac environments. As a result, it can run on Word for Windows 2007 and 2010 as well as Word for Mac 2008 and 2011. Both platforms provide the same features and sharing documents between computers is as easy as opening a file, leveraging the strengths of a Cloud-based service for all users.

"RefWorks users have been increasingly vocal about the need for better citation authoring capabilities for the Mac. I am delighted the new Write-N-Cite does more than that by providing unprecedented reference integration, ease-of-use and interoperability across Windows and Mac platforms." said Rich LaFauci, senior vice president and general manager of ProQuest Research Solutions.

The new release improves everything from formatting enhancements to brand new features. Citations now format automatically while a user works, and styles are updated on demand without any manual formatting; no need to wait until a paper is finished to see the citations. Plus, easy footnote management means not worrying about the details of styles like MLA, Chicago or more than 1,600 other output styles.

Users can work wherever they want - at home, in a dorm room, the library, an office, on a plane or subway car. The new version of Write-N-Cite supports seamless online/offline work and easy access to documents across Mac and Windows. Auto Sync folders allow users to see what they’ve cited when they aren’t in their document. Finally, improved customization options and context-sensitive feedback ensure they can take full control of citations or leave it to the experts.

"We've long said that ProQuest is more than a content provider; just as important, we’re a partner in the research process," said LaFauci. "We see the new Write-N-Cite as a major enhancement, and are looking forward to showing our users additional key innovations".

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

20 January 2012

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