Using RefWorks for Collaboration: RefShare

RefShare is a special feature of RefWorks that allows you to share information in your RefWorks account with others. It’s accessed from the Organize & Share Folder tab:


RefShare allows you to share your RefWorks database of just specific folders, or subfolders, from your RefWorks database with other RefWorks users at UCSF and in some cases even publicly.

RefShare users have the ability to allow exporting, printing, generating a list of references and even using custom output styles at the folder or database level. Existing RefWorks users can export from a shared database or folder directly into their own RefWorks database.

There is also a “comment” feature, so you can even attach comments to the various records.

RefShare is ideal for classes and group projects, or researchers working together from remote locations. Users can subscribe to RSS feeds of particular RefShare folders or create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles from the citations in RefShare.

You can also post your folders or databases on a shared page viewable by all RefWorks users within UCSF:


For more information view this online tutorial.



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