Software for science reference management

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It is a common task that can become a struggle for scientists to collect, organise, and cite references. Several pieces of software have been made over the years to help us with those tasks. If you know any please share them here with your comments on usability, features, and reliability.
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It is a common task that can become a struggle for scientists to '''collect, organise, and cite references'''. Several pieces of software have been made over the years to help us with those activities. If you know any '''please share them here''' with your comments on usability, features, and reliability.
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== Cross-platform bibliography solutions ==
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* [[Bibus]] - opensource bibliography manager similar to EndNote for RefMan (Mac, Win, Linux)
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* [http://www.zotero.org Zotero] - Firefox extension to help collect, manage, and cite references
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* [http://www.citeulike.org/ CiteULike] - online bibliography management (see also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CiteULike Wikipedia entry on CiteULike])
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* [http://www.mendeley.com/ Mendeley] - Desktop (Win, Mac & Linux) and online social software for managing and sharing research papers. (Free)
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* [http://www.refformer.com/ RefFormer] - online software for extraction of journal references from text
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== Reference software for the Mac ==
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* [http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net/ BibDesk] (BibTex reference database w PubMed download, free)
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* [[Skim - PDF reader and annotation software]] (free)
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* [[Papers (bibliography software)|Papers]] (bibliography software by MekenTosj, shareware)
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* ''Endnote'' was also ported to the Mac but has been more or less buggy during recent version history; also different library and search windows cause a lot of screen clutter
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* add your favorite here with a comment
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== Reference software for the PC ==
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* Endnote by Thomson Scientific (see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EndNote wikipedia])
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* Reference Manager also by Thomson Scientific (see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_Manager wikipedia])
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* [http://www.mendeley.com Mendeley] - Desktop application with web integration (Also available on Mac & Linux)
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* add your favorite here with a comment
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== Reference software on Linux/UNIX ==
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* [[LaTeX]] together with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX BibTeX]
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* add your favorite here with a comment
== See also ==
== See also ==
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* [[Computing]]
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* [[Computing]] - categorised list of software
* [[Biosoftware for Mac]]
* [[Biosoftware for Mac]]
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* [[Searching the literature]]
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== External links ==
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Wikipedia related topics
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* [[wikipedia:Comparison of reference management software]]
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External software comparison pages
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* [http://www.burioni.it/forum/ors-bfs/grid/index.html very detailed comparison of Library Master, ProCite, EndNote, Reference Manager, Papyrus, Biblioscape, Bookends]
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* [http://library.ucalgary.ca/services/citing&writing/comparebibliographicsoftware.php comparison of Endnote, Endnote Web, Reference Manager, and RefWorks]

Revision as of 06:45, 25 October 2010

It is a common task that can become a struggle for scientists to collect, organise, and cite references. Several pieces of software have been made over the years to help us with those activities. If you know any please share them here with your comments on usability, features, and reliability.

Contents

Cross-platform bibliography solutions

  • Bibus - opensource bibliography manager similar to EndNote for RefMan (Mac, Win, Linux)
  • Zotero - Firefox extension to help collect, manage, and cite references
  • CiteULike - online bibliography management (see also Wikipedia entry on CiteULike)
  • Mendeley - Desktop (Win, Mac & Linux) and online social software for managing and sharing research papers. (Free)
  • RefFormer - online software for extraction of journal references from text

Reference software for the Mac

  • BibDesk (BibTex reference database w PubMed download, free)
  • Skim - PDF reader and annotation software (free)
  • Papers (bibliography software by MekenTosj, shareware)
  • Endnote was also ported to the Mac but has been more or less buggy during recent version history; also different library and search windows cause a lot of screen clutter
  • add your favorite here with a comment

Reference software for the PC

  • Endnote by Thomson Scientific (see wikipedia)
  • Reference Manager also by Thomson Scientific (see wikipedia)
  • Mendeley - Desktop application with web integration (Also available on Mac & Linux)
  • add your favorite here with a comment

Reference software on Linux/UNIX

  • LaTeX together with BibTeX
  • add your favorite here with a comment

See also

External links

Wikipedia related topics

External software comparison pages

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