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Bio-Inspired Design: IB C32: Write, Cite, Present

What?

Reference managers allow you to download citations, collect articles share & manage references, PDFs, data, and documents. Some work with word processing to format citations and footnotes in papers and create bibliographies in a variety of styles.

Reference management tools

RefWorks

  • Free to UC Berkeley users
  • Web-based: use with internet access
  • Format bibliographies in Word
  • Import citations from RSS feeds
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within RefWorks
  • Share lists of references or create a group account for co-editing.
  • RefWorks guide

EndNote

  • Academic price at EndNote.com
  • Desktop-based software plus EndNote Web
  • Format bibliographies in Word or Open Office
  • Capture citation data from PDFs
  • Annotate PDFs
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within EndNote
  • Share lists of references with other EndNote users.

Mendeley

  • Free (up to 2 GB web storage) software/web hybrid for PC, Mac, Linux
  • Format bibliographies in Word or Open Office
  • Sync PDFs to your web account for online access
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Search and annotate PDFs
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references

Zotero

  • Zotero guide
  • Free (up to 300 MB web storage) browser extension or standalone program
  • Sync Zotero to access your library from any computer with internet access
  • Format bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice
  • Capture citation data from PDFs and web pages
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references

Papers

  • Software/web hybrid for Mac and Windows
  • Format bibliographies in Word and Pages
  • Automatically import PDFs together with citation
  • Search, highlight and annotate PDFs

Citation Research

Citation counts measure the impact of a publication, an author or a topic, by counting the number of times it is cited by other works. No Single citation analysis source covers all publications and their cited references.

Major citation count resources:

Web of Science: most interdisciplinary and comprehensive citation resource.

Google Scholar: citation information from scholarly journal articles within the Scholar database and from U.S. patents in Google Patents database. Option: eliminate the patents as a source of citation data or nclude citations from legal journals and opinions.

How to:
Select Advanced Scholar Search (link to right of search button).
Enter search terms

  • Click Search Scholar button.
  • Locate the correct article in the search results list.
  • If the article was cited by others, you will see "Cited by" link at the bottom of the record.
  • Click this link to view who has cited this item. For more information see Google Scholar's Help pages.

Be Aware:
-- Google Scholar does not index all scholarly articles.
-- Author names can be tricky to search and results can vary depending on how the name is entered.
-- Variants in how the item is cited can result in more than one entry for the item under study.
-- The term "citation" in brackets [CITATION] at an entry, indicates that full text is not accessible through Google Scholar.

Other indexes: Proquest, BioOne abstracts and more.
Publishers website: Wiley, Elsevier (ScienceDirect), SciFinder Scholar, JSTOR

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