Hunter – how to save items on your e-Shelf to a backup email list & restore from this list

Below are two sets of instructions:
– how to save any items on your e-Shelf to an email,  and then restore to your e-Shelf
– how to save any saved searches to a backup file, and then restore to your e-Shelf.

Save items on your e-Shelf to email:

  1. Log into Hunter
  2. Go to your e-Shelf
  3. Select the items ie books, articles etc that you wish to save
  4. Click Email option (top right of your e-Shelf items listing)
  5. In the Send by email popup window, enter your email address and click Send
  6. Very shortly, the email should be delivered to your inbox – check that all your items are listed

Restore items to your e-Shelf:

Please note that the only means to restore items is by searching for them in Hunter and saving to your e-Shelf. The backup email listing acts as a ‘reference’ list and also allows you to copy and paste bibliographic details for the item into Hunter in order find it again.  You should find that using the title details eg for a book or journal article, is an effective method to find the item.

Save your Hunter saved searches to a backup file:

Please note that it is not possible to ‘export’ your searches – the only means to keep a record is by copying and pasting each row into another file, such as an email or word document.

  1. Log into Hunter
  2. Go to your e-Shelf
  3. Click on the Searches tab
  4. For each of your searches, run the search
  5. You can then copy and paste each row of your search into another file

Restore searches to your e-Shelf:

Please note that the only means to restore searches is by copying and pasting the search details from your back up file, such as email or a Word document, into the Hunter Simple or Advanced Search, as appropriate.

  1. Log into Hunter
  2. Go to Simple or Advanced Search
  3. Copy your search details from your back up file into Hunter search
  4. Run the search
  5. Select Save Search, enter a name for the Search
  6. Select Save or Save & Alert (the Alert will run weekly and email you any new items)
  7. Click Save

If you have any queries please email

Print or digital – what is your reading preference?

ARFIS is the Academic Reading Format International Study to explore the reading preferences of students, originating from work by Information Literacy practitioner Diane Mizrachi at UCLA in the USA. The group have a community Facebook page.

You can contribute to the research by completing the survey which is available online for students in UK higher education from 18th February until 31st March 2016.

Participation will take a total of about 5-10 minutes.

This survey is completely anonymous. No information you provide can be traced to you or identify you in any manner.

The results of the research may further our understanding of how students prefer to read their course material, online or print, and inform the decisions and policies of libraries and lecturers regarding the collection and dissemination of online and print academic materials.


ScienceDirect journals (Elsevier) currently unavailable

We are sorry but ScienceDirect journals (Elsevier) are currently unavailable due to technical problems at the publishers – Elsevier.

Message on Elsevier’s website:
“We are currently experiencing a service outage due to unforeseen technical issues and are working to resolve them as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.”

This affects  both on and offsite access.

New & updated resources – Essential Science Indicators & Journal Citation Reports

trlogo2SGUL have access to a new resource from Thomson Reuters –  Essential Science Indicators (ESI) which provides information on highly cited research. Further, Thomson Reuters have also released an update to Journal Citation Reports (JCR). More detail for each resource is given below. Please note that at present, both these resources are only available whilst onsite.  The previous version of Journal Citation Reports will be available until 2016 and can be accessed both on and offsite.

Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
ESI is a management reporting tool to view citation metrics for individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in a field of study—as well as emerging research areas. For example, it can provide information for the following:

  • What are the most cited papers in immunology?
  • Who are the most highly cited authors in the field of molecular biology?

More information:
Essential Science Indicators (ESI on InCites): suite of 8 short videos (YouTube)

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
JCR tool summarizes citations from science and social science journals and proceedings in the Web of Science database to provide various citation reports and metrics by journal title or category (ie subject) including:

  • Total Cites
  • Impact Factor – 2 & 5 year

Please note that Thomson Reuters advise to use Journal Citations Reports wisely, and that you should not depend solely on citation data for journal evaluation.

More information:
Journal Citation Reports (JCR on InCites): suite of 5 short videos (YouTube)

All of these resources can be accessed via the Library website > Resources > Databases > A-Z list

Computer Rooms 3 and H 1.9 upgrade – from March 30th

From 30th March, the computers in Computer Room 3 and H 1.9 (next to the Library), will be replaced with new machines, The standard suite of software applications will be installed, including Microsoft Office 2013 and the latest version of the RefWorks utility, Write-N-Cite 4.

For further details of these applications, please see below.

Office 2013

Office 2013 Quick Start Guides – on slideshare Quick start guides on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for users new to Office 2013.
Adapted from: Microsoft Quick Start Guides for Office 2013


Write-N-Cite 4 for RefWorks

Write-N-Cite 4 is the latest version of this utility which runs within Word and allows you to insert citations into your document from your RefWorks database, generate a bibliography and format using a referencing style.  The previous version, Write n Cite III, is not compatible with Word 2013. (Note that Write-N-Cite 4 is compatible with Word 2007, Word 2010 and Word 2013.)

Logging in to Write-N-Cite 4

  • Open Word 2013
  • Select ProQuest menu
  • In the ProQuest /  RefWorks  ‘ribbon’ at the top of the screen , Click Log in – you will see the popup  window below:


  • Make sure that RefWorks is selected (as shown above – grey shading)

You now need to copy & paste Write-N-Cite 4  Login code from RefWorks to Login Code field as follows:




  • Copy this Login code
  • Return to Word and paste the Login code into the Login Code field
  • Click Login

Once you are logged in – the ProQuest menu name changes to RefWorks, and in the ‘ribbon’ at the top of the screen, you will see the message ‘syncing data’. Write-N-Cite is downloading your RefWorks database of references to your Desktop.  The features are inactive until the syncing has finished. This syncing shouldn’t take more than a minute or two.

Help for using Write-N-Cite 4

Using St George’s Harvard referencing style

To select this style (based on “Cite them Right” Pears & Shields, 9th ed., published 2013):

  • In the RefWorks ribbon, click on the Style box drop down arrow
  • Click Select Other style
  • Select Harvard – FHSCE & SGUL

Moving between Write-N-Cite III & Write-N-Cite 4

  • It is possible to edit Word documents created with Write-N-Cite III in Write-N-Cite 4. You will be prompted to convert the document on opening in Word when using Write-N-Cite 4
  • It is also possible to edit Word documents created with Write-N-Cite 4 in Write-N-Cite III.

Using One-Line / Cite View to insert citations etc
If you are not able to use Write-N-Cite on your machine, you can use an alternative RefWorks feature, One Line / Cite View, which will also create citations in your paper and create bibliographies. More information here:

Problems using the institutional login for e-resources

We are very sorry but there are continuing problems with logging into our e-resources using the institutional login (via Shibboleth). This includes RefWorks and using e-Shelf in Hunter.

are working to restore services after the power cut earlier today.

We will post updates as we receive them from @SGULIT and are very sorry for the inconvenience caused.



Correction: Netbooks – connection to network issue resolved but not laptops yet

Apologies – a correction to our post of 21 November:

The netbooks can now connect to the network (remember to pick up a power cable from the Library Main Desk to use them) but the laptops still will not connect. Computing are working to fix the problem.

We are sorry for the continuing problems with the laptops.