Citation-Data Informed Decision Making at SCONUL

I have just come back from SCONUL Summer Conference. RefME joined this year’s event not only as an exhibitor, but I was engaged as a speaker. Although I had met Ann Rossiter (CEO) and Liz Jolly (Chair) before, I hadn’t deeply engaged in the society prior to this, so this was my chance to plunge […]

Our #1 Most Requested Feature Has Arrived: Introducing Folders

You asked and we listened, Folders for additional organisational functionality is now available with RefME Plus. Folders will be available on web and iOS (coming soon for Android!). Our most requested feature of 2016 was to improve the ways in which you could manage projects in RefME. So, it’s extremely exciting that today, we’re able […]

Your Last Minute Referencing Woes Sorted

Summer is fast-approaching, but there’s one final hurdle to jump before those three months of freedom. Up until now your biggest worries have probably been arguing with your housemates over washing-up, making your student loan stretch for a whole term, or wondering whose Netflix account you can hijack next. Now deadlines and exams have crept […]

#LibrariesTransform: National Library Week

This year, National Library Week is happening in the United States from April 10-16. Given RefME’s growing presence in the US and partnerships with top US universities, we feel it’s all the more fitting to share our love for libraries from across the pond. Plus – beyond the conversation surrounding MLA format, APA citation, and […]

Exceed Your Dissertation Expectations

Time to put the winter coats, heavy jumpers and wool scarves away, daylight savings time is nearing and thus, the spring season is upon us. For final year university students, this signals the onset of late nights, lengthy library sessions and the high probability of procrastination – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Now […]

For the Love of Books…

At RefME, we believe in the joy and importance of reading and above all else, we understand how fulfilling it is to learn from a good piece of literature. As reading habits shift and develop and our everyday relationships with books continue to evolve, World Book Day is a reminder of how purposeful and essential […]

Wikipedia – the Digital Gateway to Academic Research

“Wikipedia is today the gateway through which millions of people now seek access to knowledge which not long ago was only available using tools constructed and maintained by professional scholars.”  (William Cronon)   15 years ago today, a first step was made into democratizing access to information of an unimaginable breadth of topics by crowd […]

Small is Beautiful When it Comes to Citations

A recent Science Insider article by Dalmeet Singh Chawla put forward an intriguing idea: The shorter the title of a paper, the higher the chances of getting it cited. The author looked at studies that found a correlation between the brevity in the title of a scientific paper and its citation count, which is the […]