It’s November! Which means the semester is flying by, our paper deadlines are approaching, and there is a little rivalry game between the University of Michigan and that other Michigan State University 🙂
As we head down the homestretch, it’s important to use our time efficiently as assignments begin to pile up like the snow surely will soon. One of the ways you can help reduce headaches and last minute reference section break-downs is to spend some time this weekend choosing, or reacquainting yourself with, a citation manager. MLibrary has comprehensive guides for the following commonly used citation managers: EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, and Zotero.
A recent exciting development in the world of citation management is EndNote Basic, a free desktop citation manager. Investing the time to organize your citations now will make the paper writing process a lot less stressful later. I’ve used all but Zotero in my own work over the years and continue to find awesome tips and tricks within the systems, like Cite as You Write, that make doing assignments a much more productive process.
Many of you are familiar with EndNote Web, the web-based version of the popular desktop citation management program. The name of the program has changed to EndNote Basic, & it is now free to use. This will make it easier for you to collaborate with colleagues if you use EndNote. Note that storage & access to databases are limited, as are the number of bibliographic styles that are available.
- Store up to 50,000 references
- 20 most popular bibliographic styles
- 2GB of files storage
- Online search of the 5 most popular databases
- Webpage reference capture
Create an account & read more on EndNote’s web site.