Sharing A Folder Or Your Database Overview

RefWorks provides subscribing institutions and universities the ability to allow users to share their RefWorks database or just specific folders or subfolders from their RefWorks database with other users in their organization and in some cases even publicly.  Certain users may also have permission to post their folders or database on a shared page viewable by all RefWorks Users within their organization.  Users may also be able to post their folders or database to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Existing RefWorks users will view a shared folder or database from within their personal RefWorks account.  Non-RefWorks users accessing a shared folder or database will have an “anonymous” view of the shared information and are called “Guests”.  Both RefWorks Users and Guests may have access to a Shared Area Page created by the sponsoring organization.

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

Note:  You can still share your database with colleagues by creating a read-only password, should you not have access to sharing.