EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, and other bibliographic management programs will:
- Let you create a database of citations you find;
- Let you organize these citations in folder or groups
- Link to PDF files, or store PDF files in your database;
- Work with Microsoft Word to correctly cite citations into your document.
Information on a substantial student discount for EndNote is available from the Cal Student Store; you can also download a free 30 day trial.
RefWorks is licensed by the UCB Library and is free to use for UCB students.
» Using RefWorks with the proxy server? If so, you must first visit a non-https website, such as oed.com; then you can log on to RefWorks..
Zotero and Mendeley are free.
Learn how to use these programs:
» EndNote/RefWorks exercise set (PDF; from the Library)
» RefWorks exercise set (PDF; from the Library)
» Zotero exercise set (PDF; from the Library)
Literature Review Matrix (.doc):
This chart may help you organize what you find in your literature search.
This is a simplified version of the matrix presented in Health sciences literature review made easy: the matrix method (J. Garrard; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2011), available at the UCB libraries, call number R118.6 .G37 2011.
Save your search strategies
Nearly all the databases you use to find articles, etc., retain your search history. Literature reviews, like epidemiological research, should be rigorous and reproducible. Save or print your search history to help document your search strategy, which will include:
» Using PubMed's Clipboard and My NCBI can help with both saving your search strategy and the citations you find. See links on the PubMed Tips & Tricks Guide