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RefWorks and Other Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Program Help Guides & Tutorials on RefWorks and EndNote

Getting Started with RefShare (only available in legacy RefWorks)

What is RefShare?  RefShare is a tool that comes with RefWorks that allows you to share a list of references in a specific RefWorks folder on the Internet. View our RefShare tutorial or see the instructions below for more information on how to do this. 

What are some ways I could use RefShare?

  • Post Class Reading Lists
  • Creating an Author Database or Index
  • Exchange references without giving out your RefWorks login ID and password.
  • Share references with researchers who are not affiliated with UIC.

 

How do I use RefShare?  There are 2 ways that you can let others know about the RefShare pages that have been created.

1. Use RefShare to create a URL that you can post to a webpage or email to others:

  • Log into your RefWorks Account
  • Click on the Organize & Share Folders tab.
  • Choose the folder you want to share by clicking on the folder icon with the green arrow.
  • Decide on the specific options that you want for the RefShare Folder. 
  • Click on the Save button. 
  • Copy the URL provided for the shared folder and email it or post the URL on a webpage.

2. Include your folder or database in UIC’s Shared Area which others can access via the Internet:

  • Log into your RefWorks Account
  • Click on the Organize & Share Folders tab.
  • Choose the folder you want to share by clicking on the folder icon with the green arrow.
  • Decide on the specific options that you want for the RefShare Folder. 
  • Check the box beside Include in UIC’s Shared Area.
  • Choose a category for the folder. (Your college/ department)
  • Click on the Save button.
  • Others can now access your folders or database through UIC's Shared Area