Yes, QUOSA software works with both operating systems.

Yes. The software allows you to import your PDFs so you can easily search the full text.

QUOSA Information Manager is a desktop software that allows you to search for articles in your online databases, download the full text, and then manage them locally or in a Virtual Library. You can also set up keyword alerts to monitor new articles.

QUOSA Browser Plus is a browser-based tool allows end users to search for documents stored in the Virtual Library, as well as search for new articles in online databases and subscribe to alerts.

You can share articles by giving them QUOSA Browser Plus, or you can share links to articles via RSS feeds and pre-formatted email reports.

Yes. QUOSA Browser Plus supports the ability to insert citations directly from the browser to Microsoft Word.

QUOSA can provide a shopping cart function that integrates with major document deliver vendors. When a user places an order for an article, QUOSA makes sure it isn't already available via subscription, open access, or in your Virtual Library. If it's already available, QUOSA provides a download link. If it isn't available, the order is processed with your document delivery vendor.

No. Although it allows searching of ScienceDirect, Embase, and Scopus, you can also use the software to search PubMed, OvidSP, EBSCO, Google Scholar, and others.

Technical product information

Software Downloads:

System Requirements

QUOSA Information Manager

  • PC Requirements
    • PC Intel Core 2 Duo processor or higher
    • Intel AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
    • 2 GB of RAM or higher recommended
    • 100 MB free disk space for executables, and additional disk space for data files
      • One of the following operating systems:
      • Microsoft Windows XP
      • Microsoft Windows 7
      • Microsoft Windows 8
      • Microsoft Windows 10
    • Browser: Internet Explorer 11
  • Mac Requirements
    • Intel Core Duo or Core 2 Duo processor
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10
    • At least 4GB of physical RAM
    • 100MB free disk space for executables, and additional disk space for data files.


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Case Studies

“We publish the virtual library results to QUOSA and it saves a great deal of time and produces search documentation” - Donna Sees, Information Consultant with PharmIntell Consulting (PDF, 534kb)

A Coordinated Screening and Management System for Effective Large-Scale Literature Monitoring New EU guidelines and FDA regulations demand detailed tracking of adverse events for medical devices. Monitoring large amounts of biomedical literature – journals, conferences, patient reports, etc. – may seem daunting, but it’s a necessary part of the process that can be easily managed with the right tools.
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Finding Your Way, Issue 1: Literature and MSLs It is well understood that Medical Science Liaisons need to be capable of accessing and understanding scholarly articles. But do these medical affairs professionals know how to effectively search and monitor the ever-growing literature – and, if not, where should they start?
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Finding Your Way, Issue 2: KOLs It is often necessary for Medical Science Liaisons to follow the work of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), which can seem like a daunting task. Careful reading of recent full-text articles and a study of the thought leader’s bibliography are simple but crucial steps to keeping current with the literature.
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Finding Your Way, Issue 3: Publications Most medical affairs professionals would love to be able to access any articles they want at any time, but unfortunately slim budgets for R&D libraries mean that everyone must be cost-conscious. That’s why it’s important to know what literature sources are available and which are most vital.
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