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Molecular and Cell Biology: Save, organize & cite

How to find articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, protocols, data and citation management tools, and other resources in Molecular and Cell Biology.

Citation managers

Citation managers (also called reference 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.

Wikipedia comparison of reference management software

Zotero

  • Zotero guide [UC Berkeley Library]
  • Zotero documentation [Zotero.org]
  • Free desktop program with browser connector; 300 MB storage (can be synced with Google Drive, Berkeley Box or Dropbox for greater storage--see Zotero guide for details)
  • Sync Zotero to access your library from any computer with internet access
  • Insert citations and automatically format reference lists in Google Docs/bDrive, MS Word and LibreOffice
  • Capture citation data from PDFs and web pages
  • Share and collaboratively edit folders of references

Mendeley

  • Mendeley guide [UC Berkeley Library]
  • Free software/web hybrid for PC, Mac, Linux; 100 GB web storage for UC Berkeley Institutional Group members
  • Format bibliographies in MS Word or OpenOffice
  • Sync PDFs to your web account for online access
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Read and annotate PDFs
  • Share and collaboratively edit folders of references

RefWorks

  • RefWorks guide [UC Berkeley Library]
  • Free to UC Berkeley users; unlimited storage
  • Web-based: use at any computer with internet access
  • Insert citations and automatically format reference lists in Google Docs/bDrive and MS Word
  • Import citations from RSS feeds
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within RefWorks
  • Capture citation data from PDFs and web pages
  • Read and annotate PDFs
  • Share and collaboratively edit folders of references

EndNote

  • EndNote guide [UC Berkeley Library]
  • Discounted to UC Berkeley users [please contact me for details]
  • Desktop-based software (plus EndNote Web)
  • Format bibliographies in MS Word or OpenOffice
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Annotate PDFs
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within EndNote
  • Share lists of references with other EndNote users

Papers

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

For more help

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