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Choosing a Citation Manager: From Sciwheel

This guide will outline how to switch to a new citation manager like Endnote, Zotero, or Mendeley

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Sciwheel is designed primarily to store and annotate PDFs, similar to Mendeley. There are some drawbacks, which may cause users to want to transfer their citations to another manager such as Endnote. 

On this page, we will outline the steps that you need to go through in order to transfer your library from Sciwheel to another citation manager.

Exporting your citations from Sciwheel

To export your citations from Sciwheel (F1000), you need to:

1. Open Sciwheel in your browser

2. Select all the citations in your library by clicking on All References in the sidebar, checking the box under "All" to select citations, then selecting All References from the drop down menu as shown below.












3. Once selected, click the icon two buttons over that looks like a box with an arrow pointing inside of it. Then select Export as... from the drop down menu.


4. Next, name your file and select the format RIS from the dropdown menu.

5. Then select Download File. The file will automatically go to your "Downloads" folder, but it is recommended that you immediately move it to your desktop so that you do not forget where it is. 

Now your Sciwheel (F1000) library is ready to be moved to another citation manager.

Importing your citations into Endnote

  1. Open Endnote and select File then Import then File. Like so:
    Selecting File then Import then File in Endnote to import citations from Mendeley
  2. Choose the file that you want to import. Now select the Reference Manager (RIS) Import option and then click on Import.
    Selecting the Reference Manager (RIS) option in Endnote to import citations from Mendeley

Importing your citations into Zotero

  1. Open Zotero and click on the Gear icon and select Import. Like so:
    Selecting the Gear Icon then Import to import references from Mendeley into Zotero
  2. Select the file that you exported from Sciwheel (F1000) and click open.

Importing your citations into Mendeley

1. Open Mendeley and select File then Import then RIS - Research Information Systems

2. Choose the file that you exported from F1000 and then click Open.