As part of a 3-year pilot, the EPS Libraries have licensed three products that make collaborative writing and citing much easier: Mendeley, Overleaf, and ShareLaTeX. Sign up with a UC Berkeley email address (or verify your UC Berkeley email address in an existing account) to get access to the premium features.
We are very interested in your feedback so please give these tools a try. If you have any comments or questions, please contact your librarian.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that allows you to organize your references across multiple devices, automatically generate bibliographies, and share references with collaborators online. A free account offers 2GB of storage space and the ability to create 1 private group with up to 3 members.
The Library has licensed Mendeley Institutional Edition for campus as a 3-year pilot to provide access to premium features. Sign up with your Berkeley email address to take advantage of the benefits of your institutional account: 5GB personal library space, 20GB shared library space, 25 collaborators in private groups, and unlimited private groups.
Visit the Mendeley guide for more information.
Overleaf is a free online collaborative LaTeX editor with integrated real-time preview. It offers templates for arXiv, journal publishers, presentations, exams, and more, and it can be linked to other services such as Mendeley, Git, and Plot.ly. A free account includes unlimited collaborators, up to 60 files per project, up to 1GB storage, and direct submission to selected publishers.
The Library has licensed Overleaf for campus as part of a 3-year pilot to provide access to premium features. Sign up with your Berkeley email address to get access to a pro account, which provides up to 10GB storage space, 500 files per project, full project history, and the ability to save to Dropbox.
ShareLaTeX is a free online collaborative LaTeX editor. It offers templates for arXiv, journal publishers, presentations, homework, and more. A free account allows unlimited projects but with only one collaborator.
The Library has licensed ShareLaTeX for campus as a 3-year pilot to provide access to premium features. Sign up with your Berkeley email address to take advantage of the university license, which offers unlimited collaborators, document history, track changes, integration with Dropbox, Github & Mendeley, and increased project size limits.
Authorea is a free online collaborative editor for writing in Markdown, LaTeX, or Richtext. A free account includes 1 private article, unlimited public articles, and up to 100MB data storage. Premium accounts start at $10/month and include unlimited private articles, DOI minting, and up to 1GB data storage.
bDrive is the UC Berkeley version of Google Drive. Your account allows you to collaborate with others on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms with unlimited storage.
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