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RefWorks currently only allows for sharing inside your institution. Each person you share your collection with will need a RefWorks account created prior to sharing in order to view your research .
Click the Share & Export icon or the Sharing menu item to start
Select the Folder to be shared and the groups with whom you will share it.
Type the email address of the person (add one at a time) and select the level of access for the person you're inviting:
Read – view items and read documents
Annotate – view items, read documents, and annotate documents
Modify – view/read/annotate documents, edit existing annotations, add documents, remove documents, and add a note to an item
Optionally, add a personal note
Click Share Collection
The person you've invited will get an email notification, and a notification inside RefWorks, where they can accept (or reject) the invitation. If the person doesn’t have a RefWorks account, they will be asked to create one.
Remember, when you share a collection any sub-collections are also shared.
Viewing a collection's sharing status
To view what collections you have shared, look for the sharing icon next to the collection name.
By selecting Sharing Settings from the menu, you can access the settings for your shared collection to modify them.
In the Sharing Settings you can also:
change the sharing from "private" to "institution" (which gives everyone in your institution access to your collection)
change individual access levels at any time after inviting someone
remove individuals from your collection by clicking the 'x' to the right of each address in the list
The BC Cancer library system consists of one central library at Vancouver Centre (VC), and branches in Abbotsford (AC), Kelowna (SAHCSI), Prince George (CN), Surrey (FVC), and Victoria (VIC). All centres have a collection of patient resources in a Cancer Information Centre (CIC), and most centres have a professional collection on site. Professional resources purchased for the CN are housed in the adjacent UHNBC Library.