Cite-while-you-write is a really fantastic feature. However, when using the CWYW search engine in MS Word it comes back with so many citations at times that it is practically useless. I just had to do a seach for a paper by an author name “Li” in a database with 3,212 references. My search in CWYW retrieved 3,141 suggestions, or 98% of my database. Not a very helpful search!
Now I fully realize that there is no shortage of authors in the world named Li but I think CWYW also looks for sub-strings of “li” such that it also picks up authors named “Liu” or “Collins” and so on. Can’t we get some features that can make a search a little more granular, like the ability to search on first authors only or the exact name? Or perhaps a date range so if you know the paper was published fairly recently you can search on “Li” and date >= 2012?