The granddaddy of online reference management. Just hate the interface so much... – kbpc172
General In the "notes" section, there is a difference between: Operating system support In the case of web applications, this describes the server OS. For centrally hosted websites that are proprietary, this is not applicable. Export file formats This table lists the machine-readable file formats that can be exported from reference managers. Import file formats This table lists the file formats which may be manually imported into the reference managers without needing to connect to one particular database. Es - Tricia Wang, Cloud Computing for Researchers - Mendeley Your Life! Sente, Mendeley, Zotero: Too Many Sharp Tools - The Long Road. As spring rolls into summer, it is time for another appraisal of my digital research ecosystem.
For a brief history of my reflections on digital scholarly research, I invite you to take a ride on the Long Road way-back machine circa April 15, 2010, when I first wrote about the elusive quest to close the digital research circle. Funny how, in that initial post, I thought I was "tantalizingly close" to closing what I called the digital research circle: the ability to gather, curate, annotate, synthesize and cite scholarship without paper using a seamless digital process.
More than two years later, I am still close, but now what felt tantalizing has tilted toward the torturous. I will not here rehearse my entire research ecosystem which involves Dropbox, Evernote, Scrivener and even Word, although I invite you to read through and comment on my posts on the issue of digital research.
Instead, I want to focus again on what should be the very heart of that ecosystem: the reference manager. Citation Mgmt Tools - Citation and Paper Management Tools - LibGuides at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Biblioscape - bibliography software for researchers to generate citations and a bibliography in APA, MLA, etc. - The best reference manager for Windows. RefWorks Home Page.
EndNote - Bibliographies Made Easy. Nota Bene: Software for Academic Research and Writing.
Expensive, but supposedly the mother of all writing and reference management for academics. – kbpc172
Two reviews of new reference manager ReadCube. Today, Digital Science announced an investment in startup Labtiva.
And Labtiva released a “community preview” of their reference manager ReadCube. The community preview is a free download for Windows and Mac, and this is the summary of my first impressions. You could write two different reviews about ReadCube. The first version would mention the really slick interface, and the fun you have using the program. ReadCube is doing a good job importing the PDFs on your hard drive and adding bibliographic information to them. ReadCube includes an integrated PDF viewer that also allows text highlighting and note taking. The community preview is free, so please download ReadCube to find out whether you like it. The second review would take a different approach. Feature Requests: Top (103 ideas) – ReadCube Customer Support.
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Btw, danrholden, I found qiqqa's annotation tools a tad cumbersome-- especially compared to iPad's iAnnotate. – kbpc172
Mendeley now performs one way sync with zotero...I prefer zotero...still looking for the perfect system. Still limiting I generating reports. What researcher asks for a notes report one reference at a time?! – kbpc172
PaperCritic- post about curating your own journal articles with reviews. There has been quite a bit of press lately about the peer review process and access to journal articles, namely, how these are controlled by some of the bigger-name journals (at great expense to libraries and users).
The point of this post is not to argue the rights and wrongs of review and access of journal articles. What I’d like to highlight here is a complementary service to Mendeley that can help you curate your own subsection of journal articles, including comments and reviews to and from fellow academics who weren’t invited to review the articles the first time around. PaperCritic is a open publication review tool that uses the Mendeley API in order to facilitate commentary and review of journal articles.
In short, you can connect it to your Mendeley account and then comment on articles publicly, including rating them on readability, quality of argument, and other fields. Check out the PaperCritic tour for more details on the particulars. Review any scientific publication. FAQ.