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EndNote, Zotero, and Other Reference Managers: Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)

Software which stores and organizes information for your education, research and clinical care

Sciwheel at a Glance


Compatibility: Mac and Windows (online platform)

Current version: 2021

Integrates with Microsoft Word and Google Docs using Sciwheel plug-ins.

Free to UCSF faculty, staff, and students. UCSF Library has purchased a site license. Sciwheel is the reference manager half of an online platform. Faculty Opinions offers personalized reading suggestions based on your preferences.


  • Free to UCSF users
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Online platform; you are able to access from any computer
  • Integrates with Faculty Opinions products to provide article recommendations.
  • Works with Word and Google Docs
  • Imports PDFs stored on your computer


  • You will lose access if you leave UCSF. To continue to use Sciwheel you will either need to move to an institution with an account or pay for access
  • Limited function when off-line
  • Need to authenticate with UCSF

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