Q. The drop-downs in RefWorks disappear when I try to click on them. For instance, I cannot click on "View in Pubmed". Can you help?
These drop-downs usually work quite well in Chrome and Firefox and not as well in Internet Explorer. They are, however, Java-dependent. Consequently, if you haven't updated Java, don't have Java installed or have disabled Java in your browser; you will have problems. I've also seen occasional problems with the drop-downs in accounts that contain large numbers of references (>20,000 references).
Unless you know that you have disabled Java in the past and know how to re-enable Java, I would suggest that you begin the troubleshooting process by going to
Click on the "Free java download" button. I would suggest that you install java even if the installation wizard tells you that you have it already. Sometimes the already installed version has a flaw and reinstalling produces a version without that flaw.
If, after installing the current version of Java, your drop-downs are not working; I would suggest that you try a different browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari). If the drop-downs are still not working, contact RefWorks tech support at
Tell them your problem, the browser/s you've tried, and that you've reinstalled Java.