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How to use the Word add-in

Under Tools, choose "Word add-in" to go to the web page to install the add-in. Once the add-in is installed, you will be able to create citations and bibliographies directly in your Microsoft Word document.

How to use the Google Docs add-on

Under Tools, choose "Google Docs add-on" to install the add-on. Then you will be able to insert citations directly into your Google Document by choosing "Insert citations" to create your in-text citations and accompanying bibliography.

How to add references

You may import references by choosing from:

  • Your search results
  • Reference files such as RIS, BIB, and NBIB
  • Your saved PDFs
  • By identifiers such as DOI, PMID, PMCID, ISBN, or URL
  • From other citation tools such as Mendeley, Zotero, or EndNote

You may also create a new reference by entering the information in manually.


How to create an account

Create an account using your university email address to have full access to the University's premium subscription. You will need to provide your name, choose your role, give your university email address, and create a password to sign up for an account. 

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Access when changing institutions

Users who move to a new institution without access to a Sciwheel subscription will still be able to access and work on old projects, but they cannot create new ones and will not receive new article suggestions

How to share a project

You may share a project folder with up to 400 collaborators, including collaborators outside the University of Iowa. To share a project, click on the three vertical dots next to a project name and choose "Add members." You may add individuals to the project by inputting their email address.

How to receive article suggestions

For most topics, once you have added at least three articles to a project, then you will begin to receive article suggestions. Other topics require that more articles be added to a project to generate article suggestions. Marking each article suggestion as relevant or not will help improve the algorithm that generates article suggestions for your project.

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Laurie Neuerburg
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Office: 450 VAN
Phone: 319-467-0216