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Citation & Document Management Tools: QUOSA




QUOSA acts like a wrapper around search interfaces such as Ovid, PubMed, and Web of Science. QUOSA is available for the Mac and PC and there's an app for the iPad.

  • Install the QUOSA toolbar when searching other databases so you can export citations from within your browser
  • Find full text and download the articles in groups
  • Manage your full text and other documents
  • Export citations and full text links to citation managers such as Endnote, Refworks, and Endnote Online
  • Import citations from other citation management tools to then locate the full text


QUOSA has three options available:

  • QUOSA Information Manager is desktop software that allows you to search for articles in online databases, download the full text, and then manage articles locally or in a Virtual Library; keyword alerts can also be set up to monitor new articles
  • QUOSA Browser Plus is a browser-based tool that allows you to search for documents stored in the Virtual Library, as well as search for new articles in online databases and subscribe to alerts
  • Virtual Library is an extension of the QUOSA Information Manager and allows for web-based sharing of resources; you must contact Bird Library staff to utilize a Virtual Library


Use the links below to download the QUOSA Information Manager, access QUOSA Browser Plus, or inquire about using Virtual Library:


You must register once you've installed QUOSA; be sure to use your OUHSC email address.


Contact QUOSA Support:


Additional training resources are available below: