Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)

Sciwheel is a reference manager to add citations and references to your work in Microsoft Word and Google Docs. The tool consists of a web-based application, a browser extension to quickly add new information to your “library” of saved articles, an installed application that includes a plugin for Microsoft Word, a means to add PDFs from your computer to Sciwheel, and a “reading list”.

To get started, go to and create an account using your UCSF email.

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  •  Free to current UCSF faculty, staff, and students
  •  Easy to learn and use
  •  Accessible from any computer
  •  Integrates with other reference management tools
  •  Integrates with Microsoft Word and Google Docs with app installed
  •  Imports PDFs stored on your computer


  •  You will lose access if you leave UCSF
  •  Limited function when offline
  •  Need to authenticate with UCSF
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