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If you’ve tried to do a search for a magazine article using our AutoFill functionality in the last few days, you may have noticed that an error message is popping up, instead of your search results. We are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it quickly. We’ll give you more details as they become available. Thanks for your patience.
The entire BibMe team would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, healthy, and enjoyable holiday season! Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, a great Kwanza, and a Happy New Year.
I know we’ve been promising everyone an update – believe us, it’s almost done! It will absolutely be available in time for spring semester starting after the holidays. But for now, enjoy your winter break!
I hope everyone got a chance to vote last night. Even if the candidate you voted for did not turn out to be the President-elect, please be aware that you took part in a democratic process that makes the United States as special as it is, and that you were a part of something important.
If you’re wondering where our next release is – you should be happy to know we are putting the finishing touches on it. Only a few bugs need to get sorted out and then we will be ready to update the site. We’re looking at about a week before we can resolve everything, but barring any catastrophes, you guys should be happier bibliographers very soon.
Here’s a taste of things you will see with our next release:
- Tooltip help
- An additional source type
- Citation tagging
- Formatting style updates
Hey, beloved bibliographers!
We just wanted to let you know we’re still alive and hard at work. Hopefully, you didn’t think we had disappeared or closed up shop. It’s been difficult for the team to develop at the same pace that we were, considering most of us have graduated and are now working full-time. But we have some features in the pipeline coming up that we think you will enjoy. Some of these things have been works-in-progress for a while and are contingent on some other items being completed. But keep a look out for a release in the coming weeks.
As you may have noticed, we recently added a little advertising to BibMe. We did this not because we’re trying to be greedy or annoy anyone, but because, unfortunately, there are some real costs involved in hosting and maintaining BibMe. We sincerely hope the advertising doesn’t offend anyone, if it does please let us know. We’re going to be experimenting a bit over the course of the next few weeks to try to determine the best approach. We may end of scrapping it entirely.
New Features that were just released:
- New “My Saved Bibliographies” interface – it’s easier to view and edit saved bibliographies now than it has ever been.
- Share your bibliographies – share any of your saved bibliographies with your friends for collaboration.
- Edit bibliography function – many users requested this functionality, and now you can correct any problems with your entries!
- Support for journals found in a database – you spoke, we responded.
- Better browser compatibility – our focus has been supporting users with older versions of Internet Explorer.
Let us know if you run into any issues with this new version of BibMe.
New Features that were just released:
- Updated formatting rules – this accounts for new editions of the formatting guide books. See help section for more information.
- Expanded Interview options – additional Interview citations for third party types
- Refreshed “errors alert” interface – you will now be informed of your entry field errors in a more intuitive manner
- Redesigned Citation Guide page
In addition to this, BibMe is now running on an entirely reengineered core. Let us know if you run into any issues with this new version of BibMe.
We’ll be pushing some changes out tonight. We don’t expect any issues, but the site will be down for approximately 20 minutes from 3:15AM EST to 3:45AM EST.
UPDATE: We have successfully completed the deployment.
Good News Everyone. Our data source for journal articles, CiteULike, has resolved their technical issues and we have re-enabled AutoFill for journal articles. Happy citing!
We had some reports of users experiencing problems adding items to their bibliographies this morning. The issue has been fixed. We apologize greatly for the inconvenience.