The famous infomercial line fits F1000 pretty well. F100o is a three-part online platform which:
- Provides article recommendations based on user interests. (F1000 Prime).
- Stores, organizes and cites articles, books, and websites in documents you are writing. (F1000 Workspace also lets you upload your documents for collaborative writing).
- Provides an open access publication to which you may publish your work (F1000 Research).
But wait… there’s more! F1000 is free to UCSF users. UCSF Library licenses F1000 for the institution.
Today we will cover F1000 Workspace. Workspace is a two-part product. Part one is a reference manager like EndNote or RefWorks. Workspace provides a platform on which to post your work in progress and allow your team members to collaboratively edit.
F1000 Reference manager, basic steps:
This link goes to a handout with more details than what follows: https://ucsf.box.com/s/6pxfieeuqpvp2zh6t54oejx2c1qt54dm
- Set up an account.
- Configure the software.
- Add material to F1000 from databases, catalogs, websites, PDFs on your computer and more!
- Organize information within F1000
- Add in-text citations and a reference list to your documents.
- Go to library.ucsf.edu
- Search for F1000 in Databases
- Sign up for an account, use your UCSF email when you do so.
- Add the browser extension and the writing plug-in from the Tools menu. The browser extension will match the browser you are using to access F1000. Notice F1000 works in GoogleDocs. Notice also there is a mobile app for Android and iPhone.
- Verify that F1000 appears in Word and GoogleDocs.
- Verify the browser tool shows up in your browser. Safari shows it as grey F to left of search box, others as a colored F (see right) to the right of the search box.
We will continue next time with the use of F1000. If you can’t wait, F1000 has video tutorials here: https://f1000.com/work/faq/how-to-videos
Please let me know questions.