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A collection of tools to manage references and bibliographies...


The granddaddy of online reference management. Just hate the interface so much... – kbpc


A very intriguing reference manager- mindmapping and PDF management- and free and open source. – kbpc

Papers : : Software for Research. Comparison of reference management software. The following tables compare reference management software.

Comparison of reference management software

General[edit] In the "notes" section, there is a difference between: Operating system support[edit] 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[edit] This table lists the machine-readable file formats that can be exported from reference managers.

Import file formats[edit] This table lists the file formats which may be manually imported into the reference managers without needing to connect to one particular database. Citation styles[edit] Reference list file formats[edit] Word processor integration[edit] Most reference management software supports copy/paste or drag-and-drop of references into any editor. Database connectivity[edit] This table lists the academic databases and search engines which reference managers can import from. Password "protection" and network versions[edit] References[edit] Bibliography[edit] Es - Tricia Wang, Cloud Computing for Researchers - Mendeley Your Life! Occasionally on Cultural Bytes I will review tools that help my ethnographer-self stay sane, organized and useful to society. I am confident to say that every researcher I know IS CURRENTLY dealing with what I am addressing below - citation and PDF nightmares.

Today is the first day you can take a step towards freedom, organization, and access. What better name for a product that is a comforter for researchers! ( here’s the founders’ explanation for the name, which I found out has nothing to do with the Russian meaning) This software will change your researching-intellectual, academiky life forever! “…it became easier to re-research a subject each time I wanted to think about it, and to download the papers again.

Well Julia there’s a solution, MENDELEY SOLVES ALL THESE PROBLEMS! This is cloud computing for researchers. Imaginations for researchers come true also - with Mendeley you have can have all these desires fulfilled! - For Mendeley, within 24 hours a staff (the co-founder!) 2.) 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.

Sente, Mendeley, Zotero: Too Many Sharp Tools - The Long Road

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.

There are a variety of different citation management tools available.

Citation Mgmt Tools - Citation and Paper Management Tools - LibGuides at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Click on the links below to learn some of the benefits of the systems as well as how to get started using each tool. Some things to consider when choosing a citation management tool: Do I need remote access to my reference collection? What kind of system am I running? Mac, Windows? There are tools available to fit almost anyone's preferences. 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. – kbpc

Readcube. Read, manage & discover new literature like never before.

Ok, tried, it has a way to go to be a full reference manager. And the annotation abilities that I hoped it had aren't there yet. No reports yet...can't really recommend it as a full reference manager. Where it does excel is speed and reading- it imported 53 references in a matter of minutes. It's so CLEAN compared to qiqqa. Makes a great PDF manager. – kbpc
The newest reference manager. Haven't had a chance to try it out, but looks promising, the great things about Mendeley and more- the highlight to notes feature, etc. the test will be how well it handles reports. Also an iPad version of some kind would be great- indeed, it's planned. So great PDF organization, annotation support, planned for syncing to the cloud and iPad app. If all this stuff is implemented, this would be the best ref. manager out there....! – kbpc

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A revolutionary way to read the article Optimized PDF viewingSupplements and related materialsClickable inline referencesFull Reference ListFigure Browser1-click author searchesRelated articlesInline notes and highlighting toolsFull Screen ViewerCustomizable interface Recommendations. Personalized & Delivered Daily. Get daily article recommendations based on your library. With 20,000 papers published each week – let ReadCube help ensure you never miss an important paper again. Over 10 million recommendations delivered! Save Time, Get Organized. Write Better. Get ReadCube Free for Mac and Windows On the Go. Upgrade to ReadCube Pro with CloudSync and access your library wherever you are – including all of your notes, highlights and supplemental data.

Coming April 2014 Introducing ReadCube Pro. Saran Kumar. 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. It will be interesting to watch what direction ReadCube development will take. Feature Requests: Top (103 ideas) – ReadCube Customer Support. Hello ReadCube users!

Feature Requests: Top (103 ideas) – ReadCube Customer Support

We at ReadCube have made negotiating more contracts and increasing our pool of accessible articles a priority for the past few months, and will continue to do so. Implementing more databases is a full-time effort for us, and we will continue to expand our available research literature as time goes on. One major addition we’ve added is support for aggregators (i.e. Proquest, Ingenta, EBSCO). For users at institutions who use aggregators to purchase content, this should allow you to have more seamless access to articles through your library’s subscriptions.

Look forward to a plethora of new articles over the next few months! Best regards, Alex. Web and PDF Annotation.

This was a really interesting ref management program, but I didn't like that it was only online, i loved that highlights became automatic notes, read, highlight, and it's a note...I can't imagine getting all my PDFs into this and going through them all again, though....still, very interesting. – kbpc

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Bookmarklet. Qiqqa - Free research paper management software.

Btw, danrholden, I found qiqqa's annotation tools a tad cumbersome-- especially compared to iPad's iAnnotate. – kbpc
I love many things about this program- highlighting to note functionality (can't believe no one else has done this in the age of iAnnotate, etc.[correction: more and more programs are doing this- ReadCube, WebNotes, diigo (though it's not a reference manager]). Unfortunately, there are still too many bugs- its cumbersome to use, slow....not worth switching yet. – kbpc

WizFolio - Joy of Knowledge Discovery. Free reference manager and PDF organizer.

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?! – kbpc

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).

PaperCritic- post about curating your own journal articles with reviews

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. Why would you want to use PaperCritic? Review any scientific publication. FAQ.

Setting up zotero

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