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Cite perfectly. Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing. Create citations in Word and OpenOffice without ever leaving your word processor and add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero. Always in style. Ready to submit your manuscript to Tropical Doctor or French Historical Studies? We've got you covered: with native integration of the powerful and flexible Citation Style Language (CSL), Zotero supports thousands of publication formats with more styles added daily.

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The Chicago Manual of Style Online: Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars. The notes and bibliography style is preferred by many in the humanities, including those in literature, history, and the arts. This style presents bibliographic information in notes and, often, a bibliography. It accommodates a variety of sources, including esoteric ones less appropriate to the author-date system. The author-date system has long been used by those in the physical, natural, and social sciences.

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No worries- yes, I'm an academic so I know life is busy. I look forward to your review. by kbpc172 Feb 15

I am sorry again for my delay. As I said I am trying to further investigate the options and write a review/comment about this dilemma, and what I personally like or hate, and how I use those services. I will try to post it to my Blogger account (which is linked to my google+ account, so you might be referred to that or something), and I will post the link here when I finish it. The space allowed here for commenting is shorter than what I need to write about this. Thanks. by khalaf Feb 15

@binhpok,, hi again,, your last reply here was really good and useful. I read it the moment you posted it,, but needed some time to review the options. I had the same dilemma before, and I can see everyone else is facing the same problem. We all want 1 place for everything. 1 website that has all the options and features that we want. So we compare and try to settle down on 1 service for every criteria of our needs (bookmarking, annotation and note taking, research management and citation). You seem to be an academic or researcher, and same here. 2 problems arise with those services when you decide: 1. Non of them have everything you want or is ideal. 2. When they update over time they add missing features, which makes you feel that you made the wrong choice by choosing this service over that one! I am writing a review/commentary about this, and the other guys commenting here, as you seem to be thinking in the same direction and reaching the same point of trying to decide. by khalaf Feb 15

I know exactly what you mean...I'm beginning to realize less is better than more...so I'm trying to settle on 1 "reference" management and one "bookmark" saver. Bookmarks: right now my bookmark saver is pearltrees or diigo- that's why I wish we could link diigo and pearltrees better. Reference management: I save more academic references to zotero or Mendeley or citeulike (haven't decided which :( ). Then there are notes- evernote, springpad, catch.com, simplenote...Evernote is a must. I'm starting to save more things to Evernote...I reserve Springpad only for places or my wishlist because they're more social....if any one has comments, I'd love to hear about it. by kbpc172 Feb 4

What do you mean, khalaf - when it comes to pictures, I find diigo extremly handy. For example, the other day I found a picture on G+ which I wanted to keep and when I clicked it to save I was automatically asked whether I wanted to put it into my diigo and that's what I did. Worked like a charm. For pdfs and my own files I use dropbox. by dsp.pearls Feb 2

Thanks. It seems that we're all here using Pearltrees for the same purpose, so similar to what brought us to using Zotero. Man I have this problem, no single tools seems perfect and has all the features. I'm comparing Evernote, Springpad, MS OneNote, and Zotero. Add to that Pearltrees, and the built-in bookmarks feature of Firefox. Oh and I'm using Diigo too. It seems that the content on the internet is becoming so precious that we need effective ways to arrange what we find online, find it easily and get back to it, and make use of it. Add to that if we can annotate the content and keep personal notes, or share notes about the content. Each service has it's own features. I loved the idea of linking Pearltrees and other similar services to Twitter. Helps in sharing, and keeping a streamline log of your activity. by khalaf Feb 2

dsp.pearls, the only good thing about Diigo is that it lets you annotate the webpages. But it's really not that good for collecting resources from the internet all in 1 place. For example it only deals with HTML webpages, you can't easily collectct images, pdf files, files on your computer, etc. by khalaf Feb 2

Thanks for all the comments about citavi, I'll have another look at it. BTW, has anyone used Nota Bene? It's expensive but supposedly very good.... by kbpc172 Feb 2

Thanks pal. That makes sense. I'm also more used with other services a bit more than this one. What I like about bookmarking here, is that you can create a mindmap like representation of your bookmarks, and it expands like a tree with branches, so it's mostly about the visual representation. by khalaf Feb 1

I had Zotero in my del.icio.us bookmarks I imported to Pearltrees. So We can conclude one pearl is registred once in Pearltrees, further linked to different users who can comment and collaborate (tips and so on) on their bookmarks. Actually not fluent with Pearltrees, using Google Bookmarks for a personal purpose. by bonifacefr37 Feb 1

Another question to you guys, do you think collaborative collecting of pearls and commenting is more productive especially when we find each other here that we have the same interest. For example I'm fascinated just like any of you with Zotero, so we can share tips and good pearls about it. by khalaf Feb 1

Hey guys, Pearltrees sends me a notification that you're commenting on my pearl. How does it go here on pearltrees? did you find my pearl, this one, and then started commenting on it, that's how it goes, or you just have similar pearls and you comment on them then pearltrees collect all your comments in 1 place???? Anybody has any idea about this?? by khalaf Feb 1

I just now had another look at Mendeley. Importing my project was no problem at all, thanks to BibTex. However, I don't see myself really using it. Can't find the quotes and comments I work with in Citavi and personally I think the Citavi approach is much more in line with results from research on the reading-writing process that highlight a strong interconnection between reading and writing. by dsp.pearls Jan 30

Agreed. I have started using Mendeley much more recently. Would like an easier integration with Endnote, though. by sverjans Jan 30

you're welcome joyz, and yes ringlander, Mendeley sure is a good piece of software as well. But as I said before - once you've used one particular program happily over an extended period of time, you're unlikely to attempt to migrate... by dsp.pearls Jan 29

My preference is Mendeley. It's free easy to use and as good, if not better than other ref management packages. by ringlander Jan 29

Well, I had to use Endnote in a team once but I gladly switched to Citavi as soon as I could. More intuitive, indeed. And they provide excellent customer support. by dsp.pearls Jan 26

thanks for your comments, i didn't know about citavi ! it looks more intuitive... by rapiera Jan 26

Yes larcalla, but for that, I prefer Citavi. Had Zotero sooner had the reliable sync-feature it has now, I probably would have used it years ago. Now that the majority of my data lives in my Citavi-database, I can't really find the motivation to switch to another tool. I think that the motivation to make actual use of a tool is crucial. If you just use it sporadically, you'll not get the most out of it. by dsp.pearls Jan 26

Yes I too prefer software like digo to mark web articles. Endnote happens to be my preference for that. But in Zotero's case, I understand that it is citation management software, and it does a great helping to organize and cite academic articles. Similar to software like Digo, but more specialized for academic researchers who need to organize research articles, cite them, create annotated bibliographies of them, and create references to them. by larcalla Jan 26

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