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RefWorks at Temple: RefShare

Resources for creating and managing citations.


RefShare allows users to share folders with anyone else, whether they are Refworks users or not.

However, it is one-way sharing. It does not allow real collaboration, in which a group of individuals share a folder being used for a common project. 

For this functionality, you can either create a new Refworks database for a group project, or use EndNote Web, or Mendeley.

EndNote Web allows you to share folders, even across institutions and is free to Temple students, faculty, and staff.



RefShare allows you to share your RefWorks bibliographies with other users both in and outside the University. Shared bibliographies can be hidden, requiring that you give a URL to another user, or they can appear on the Temple RefShare page for anyone to find and access.

You can control how much access others have to your bibliography, including whether they can export the citations. Commenting can be turned on for shared bibliographies as can RSS feeds for notification of newly added references.

One example of researchers sharing their bibliographies through RefShare is the Temple Music Therapy Database.

For more information see the RefShare Overview.

Get Help

At Temple, contact librarian Fred Rowland: / 215-204-3188.

Or, contact Refworks Support directly:  They are very responsive.