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.

Additional help

Sciwheel browser extension guide
Sciwheel Word plugin guide
Sciwheel has online tutorials
General Sciwheel help guide


  •  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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