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ProQuest RefWorks: Sharing Your References

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program paid for by the UW Libraries. Use RefWorks to organize your research, create bibliographies, insert citations as you write, and import and search PDFs.

Sharing your References

RefWorks provides subscribing institutions and universities the ability to allow users to share their RefWorks database (all references and all folders) or just specific folders or subfolders from their RefWorks database with other users in their organization and in some cases even publicly.

The database owner has the ability to allow exporting, printing, generating a list of references and even using custom output styles at the folder or database level. The owner has the option to share their collection with individuals, or institutionally.

Existing RefWorks users will view a shared folder or database from within their personal RefWorks account.

From the main viewing window in RefWorks you will see a Share tab.  If you see this, it means your local RefWorks Administrator has given you permission to share your folders or database.

Introduction to Sharing