Here at ProfHacker, we’ve written quite a bit about organization. In addition to course materials and materials for our dossiers , we need to keep good track of our research materials and notes. A number of commercial tools exist for this purpose. EndNote is probably the best known of these tools, and is available in both Windows and Mac versions. Windows users might also choose ProCite, and Mac users have Sente and Bookends available to them. RefWorks is an online alternative.
We here at ProfHacker are big fans of Zotero . Some of our earliest posts covered teaching with Zotero groups and making your WordPress blog Zotero-able (although we can’t control whether it’s “zo terrible” <rimshot>). And of course, there’s Amy’s fantastic two-part series on getting started with Zotero (parts one and two ). The folks at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (who make Zotero) are friends of ProfHacker, and we got one of our earliest boosts from their Digital Campus podcast . That’s why I feel a little sheepish about making the following confession: while I admire and proselytize for Zotero , I actually use EndNote for my own research.
Are you affiliated with the development of "Zotero", rk_adh, or why do you seem to feel gratitude for "saveurfle's" compliment? by Dec 15