The famous infomercial line fits F1000 pretty well. F1000 is a three-part online platform which:
- Provides article recommendations based on user interests. (F1000 Prime).
- Stores, organizes and cites articles, books, and websites in documents you are writing. (F1000 Workspace also lets you upload your documents for collaborative writing).
- Provides an open access publication to which you may publish your work (F1000 Research).
But wait… there’s more! F1000 is free to UCSF users. UCSF Library licenses F1000 for the institution.
Today we will cover F1000 Workspace. Workspace itself is a two-part product. Part one is a reference manager like EndNote or RefWorks. Workspace provides a platform on which to post your work in progress and allow your team members to collaboratively edit.
Today we will cover the setup of F1000.
This link goes to a handout with more details than what follows: https://ucsf.box.com/s/6pxfieeuqpvp2zh6t54oejx2c1qt54dm
- Go to library.ucsf.edu
- Search for F1000 in Database titles
- “Sign up for a free account”, use your UCSF email when you do so.
- Add the browser extension (red arrow above) and the writing plug-ins from the Tools menu. The browser extension will match the browser you are using to access F1000. F1000 works in both Word and GoogleDocs green and yellow arrows above).
- Verify that F1000 appears in Word and/or GoogleDocs.
- Verify the browser tool shows up in your browser. Safari shows it as grey F to left of search box, others as a colored F (see left) to the right of the search box.
We will continue next time with the use of F1000. If you can’t wait, F1000 has video tutorials here: https://f1000.com/work/faq/how-to-videos
Please let me know questions.