Interface FAQ

From refbase

This page lists some frequently asked questions about the refbase interface:

Where can I change the citation style?

You can change the citation style in the "Display Options" form when you're in Citation view. Here's how to do it:

  1. Perform your search as usual.
  2. Above the list of your search results, click on the "Citations" link (it's on the right-hand side of the screen). This will display your search results in Citation view.
  3. Now click the "Search & Display Options" link (it's also above the list of search results, on the left-hand side of the screen). This will display some forms that let you refine your query or change the display of results.
  4. Choose your preferred citation style from the "Style" dropdown menu in the "Display Options" form, then click the "Show" button that's next to the dropdown menu.

Your chosen citation style should now get used for all citation output on the web interface as well as for export of formatted citation lists to RTF, PDF, LaTeX, etc. See also the next FAQ entry.

Can I specify my own default citation style?

While the database admin can choose a global default style (more info), there currently isn't an option to choose the default citation style individually for each user. However, as long as you stay in the search results list, your selected citation style will be honoured — even when switching between views, using any of the search & display options, or when performing new searches via the Quick Search form (at the top right corner of the screen).

How can I delete records?

The Deleting records pages describes how to remove record entries from the database, and explains how to achieve batch deletions.