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Papers 2 for Mac: Home

What is Papers 2?

Papers is a software program that allows you to search for, automatically retrieve, organize, annotate, and read PDFs on your computer. PDFs already saved on your computer may be imported into Papers. Conduct searches of PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and other databases directly through the program and Papers will find and download the full-text when available.   Papers 2 can also be used to insert citations into manuscripts.

Configure Papers 2 for Off-Campus Access

Configure Papers 2 to use the UW Library's EZProxy service. 

1.  Under the Preferences menu, select Access and choose University of Washington from the drop down menu to set the Library Proxy.

2.  Library Website URL:  Enter and check the box for "Go to this page when Papers is started"

Support Update

If you use Web of Science, make sure you upgrade Papers to version 2.4.8.

The Web of Science search web service interface provided by Thomson Reuters was changed, and the older search interface used by Papers has been retired. Papers 2.4.8 introduces support for this new interface. For more information, see Mekentosj support.

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