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Why and how to cite sources, plus information on commonly used citation styles.
Reference managers (also called citation managers or bibliographic management software) offer a way to save, organize and manage references. Many work with word processing software to format in-text citations and bibliographies for papers and theses, allow you to share references, and enable you to attach or link PDFs to a citation record.
Online reference manager for discovering, saving, organizing, sharing and citing articles, books and book chapters, and web resources.
Features include the support of thousands of citation styles; integration with MS Word and Google Docs; reading, highlighting and annotating PDFs; viewing related articles; and creating shared projects. (Formerly called F1000Workspace)
Online collaborative LaTeX editor for writing scientific and technical papers. Useful for formatting equations, formulas, algorithms, tables, and figures within text. Sign up with your UC Berkeley email address to access premium features.
Premium features include unlimited collaborators, real-time track changes, full document history, Mendeley integration and sync, GitHub integration and sync, and the ability to save to Dropbox.
The Library also has many books on scientific writing, the research process, and communicating science. Please ask if you would like help finding them!
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Best practices and resources for visualizing data.
Doing a Systematic Review?
Before you embark on a systematic review, please understand that this could easily be a one year or more project.
UC Berkeley licenses Covidence, a tool to help you with your systematic reviews.
In Covidence, you can import citations, screen titles and abstracts, upload references, screen full text, create forms for critical appraisal, perform risk of bias tables, complete data extraction, and export a PRISMA flowchart summarizing your review process. As an institutional member, our users have priority access to Covidence support. To access Covidence using the UC Berkeley institutional account, start at this page and follow the instructions.