Answered By: Rachel Lerner
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2023     Views: 74

This FAQ is about the most recent version of RefWorks, released to Quinnipiac in 2020. If you are currently using the Legacy (Orange) version of RefWorks, it is no longer supported. Please migrate to the newer, more full-featured version


Creating a public URL to share a read-only version of a folder with a professor or other collaborator is very simple! This is different from sharing a full version of your account or folder because the viewer does not need a RefWorks account to view the items.


1. Login to RefWorks

2. Navigate to the folder you wish to share. You must have that folder open in order to create the public URL. 

3. Once you are in the folder, click the Share icon (square with an arrow) from the top and then choose Share Folder.

screenshot of a refworks screen. The share icon is selected, and share folder option is the first in the dropdown list.

4. In the next menu, look at the 2nd option (Public URL) and tap the Create Public URL button. 

Screenshot of the sharing settings.

5. The URL will appear - this is what you can cut and paste and send to your collaborator.  Click Done. 

Another screenshot of the sharing settings. The public URL button is indicated.

6. A sharing icon will appear next to the folder name to indicate that the folder has a share URL. 

Screenshot showing the new sharing icon next to the name of the folder.


To delete the share URL, repeat the same process as above, but click Remove URL on the share screen. 


screenshot of sharing settings, highlighting the remove URL button.


To learn more about RefWorks, consult this guide


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