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SciWheel (formerly known as F1000 Workspace) provides a workspace for researchers to collect, write & discuss scientific literature. It is a web-based application and includes a browser extension and a Microsoft Word plugin. It also offers key article recommendations. Although SciWheel was designed specifically for life scientists, anyone writing scholarly or academic articles can use it. It supports the entire science writing process, from discovering critical papers to easily saving and annotating references to incorporating them seamlessly into your Word document.

In other words, it's a reference management tool - just like EndNote, Zotero, etc. - but with added features.

Getting Started

Select SciWheel from the Databases by Title list on the Library webpage. 

First, add some Tools to enhance your experience. At the top, under Tools, you will see links to add:

  • Chrome extension
  • Word plugin &desktop app
  • Google Docs add-on

The Chrome extension puts a little undefined in your toolbar. Click on it to save references directly from your browser. 

The Word plugin lets you enter citations into your paper as you work and create your bibliography. You can select your Project (called Folder, Group, etc. in other reference management systems) and choose citations only from that Project if you wish. It also lets you search PubMed and more directly from Word. Notice that when you click on the plugin link, there is a short video that demonstrates how it works when you are writing. 

Creating an Account

To create an account in SciWheel, select Sign In in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Use your UT Tyler email account to create the account

Select "No, I'm a new user."
You will be guided through setting up a new, free UT Tyler institutional account. Select your own password. You will receive an email with a link to confirm and you will be brought back to the SciWheel web page.



Please Note: DO NOT select "CREATE FREE ACCOUNT NOW" box in the middle of the screen. This will only set up a 30-day free trial version.



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