RefViz

RefViz

RefViz is no longer available for purchase from Bilaney Consultants. We apologize for the inconvenience. To manage your research and create bibliographies going forward, we encourage you to explore EndNote ®.*

Save time and learn more about what is happening in the literature with RefViz. With this powerful text analysis and visualization software program, you get an intuitive framework for exploring reference collections based on content. RefViz provides an at-a-glance overview and reveals trends and associations in references—now you can retain important references otherwise lost when narrowing a search or skimming a list.


Description

Save time and learn more about what is happening in the literature with RefViz. With this powerful text analysis and visualization software program, you get an intuitive framework for exploring reference collections based on content. RefViz provides an at-a-glance overview and reveals trends and associations in references—now you can retain important references otherwise lost when narrowing a search or skimming a list.

  • RefViz allows you to cast a wider net when searching the literature, broaden your understanding of a field, and easily focus on areas of interest.
  • RefViz enables you to search multiple data sources simultaneously within RefViz.
  • RefViz creates overviews of literature search results from popular databases such as ISI Web of Science, OCLC, and PubMed; or bibliographic management software—EndNote, ProCite and Reference Manager.
  • Used together with EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager, RefViz provides an additional level of analysis to existing reference collections and lets you find the most relevant citations for your papers.

How does it work?

RefViz processes each dataset with an unbiased review of all terms found in the title and abstract/notes fields. It essentially groups the literature the same way you would stack papers. Two visualizations are provided to review the literature: the galaxy and the matrix.

The Galaxy view

RefViz analyzes large numbers of references by thematic content and presents an at-a-glance overview of the main topics discussed in the reference set. The Galaxy view organizes references into groups according to how they are related conceptually.
The Galaxy view shows the results of searching for a term throughout the dataset.

The Matrix view

RefViz highlights associations between terms by presenting a review of which subjects tend to be discussed together in the literature (terms vs. terms), or an overview of the major concepts discussed across groups (terms vs. groups).The Matrix View Red cells at the intersection of the columns and rows indicate the corresponding terms are often discussed together in the reference set. Blue cells indicate few references contain both terms.White cells indicate no significant association in either direction.

New! Reference Retriever™

Search multiple online sources simultaneously and eliminate duplicates automatically.
Select from the following online sources:Reference Retriever

  • Web of Science
  • PubMed
  • OVID—MEDLINE, ERIC
  • OCLC—MEDLINE, ERIC, PsycINFO
  • Library of Congress
  • Purdue University

Or configure additional online sources easily.

Publish your results faster

• Create overviews of literature search results from popular databases such as ISI Web of Science, OCLC, and PubMed, or bibliographic management software—EndNote®, ProCite® and Reference Manager®.

• Used together with EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager, RefViz provides an additional level of analysis to existing reference collections and lets you find the most relevant citations for your papers.

RefViz System Requirements

Windows:

  • Windows 2000, XP
  • Pentium 3 or higher, 1 GHz recommended
  • 256MB RAM recommended
  • 1GB free disk space
  • 1024×768 monitor resolution

Mac OS X:

  • 10.3 or later
  • Power Mac G5 (runs slower on G4)
  • Note: RefViz requires JAVA 1.4.2 or later
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 1GB free disk space

*EndNote allows you to collect, organize, and manage your references and full-text in an easy-to-access library, as well as share references and reference collections with colleagues and collaborators online.
*See What’s New in Version 2!