Questions related to various reference/citation management software used for recording and utilising bibliographic citations.

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Where can I download a large sample bibliography collection in BibTeX?

I'm developing an application that works with BibTeX files, and I'd like to test it with a large collection produced not by myself, to be sure that the application will handle it correctly and to ...
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Reference management software to get the link of references

I use Mendeley to organize and view articles (pdf files). It is almost good, however I wish something similar with one additional feature. A software to make a link for every reference in the ...
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How to search private annotations in Mendeley?

I have dozens of papers in Mendeley. Most are filled with post-it notes, what Mendeley calls "private annotations". Unfortunately, these are not searchable. Mendeley users have been asking this ...
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Alternative ( and programmable) referencing tools for word on mac [closed]

I am using microsoft office word, the newest version (2016) for mac. I have previously used Endnote as a referencing tool, but now I switched to Mendeley because It is conveniently good at organizing ...
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Can Zotero collections be used as hierarchical tags?

Few answers under this question have inspired me with the interesting idea of using Zotero "folders" (called collections) as hierarchical tags. Zotero does allow to create folder (=collection) tree in ...
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Reference management tool with ability to add custom fields

I am currently trying to manage cca 100 references on particular topic from ISI Web of Knowledge. To manage them in a useful way, I need to manage a table, one row for each reference, with 4-5 user ...
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Has a reference manager ever accidentally shared unpublished data?

I was looking through my reference manager and noticed a box in the 'Details' section which says 'Unpublished work, exclude from online catalogue'. I was wondering if there was ever a case of a paper ...
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Visualising connections between scientific papers [duplicate]

So i just began to write my literature review and have a big bunch of research papers saved in a folder. Is there a tool that would help me visualize the references between those papers saved in my ...
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citing work of current author or root author? [duplicate]

I'm new to academic writing. I've been reading this paper and I want to cite some of it's content. but at the end of the paragraph it seems that the author has also cited it form another paper (quite ...
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Is using Mendeley to organize my files a good idea? [closed]

My Library is already partially organized (manually) with regular filesystem folders. But it is pretty messy right now and getting unwieldy. Also several files should be renamed to something ...
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Is there any established database schema to store references?

I wonder whether there exists any well-established database schema(s) to store references. For example, the Perl package Bib2ML (aka. Bib2HTML) contains a bib2sql tool that generates a SQL database ...
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How to organize repository of common research papers for lab members?

The Problem I am a graduate student in a research lab with several other students, and as such we're all pursuing research and dissertation topics that are at least generally related in nature. We ...
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What's the best way to share a Zotero collection (without creating a new “group” collection) [closed]

I've got a large Zotero library split into several large collections. I know that I'm able to share collections by creating a group in Zotero and then creating a collection within that group. Is it ...
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Any free and reference manager able to do information management as well? [duplicate]

At the moment I have MS-word files related to the references I've read or want to read. I created tables to put the drawbacks, good points, suggestions, questions and etc regarding each reference. So ...
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How to download references to database that a paper includes and all articles that cite the paper?

I have some papers for which I want to somehow download an easily manipulated (CSV, Excel) list of references and list of papers which cited the given paper. On Google Scholar, one can see a "Cited ...
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How to export references from Endnote web to Endnote X5?

I understand that Endnote X7 has the Sync feature to sync with the Endnote Web. But for some reason, the Sync is not working and my program is just getting stuck. So I have decided to use Endnote X5. ...
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Add Everything to my Annotated Bibliography

A book I have been reading1, has two recommendations (complimentary) recommendations for PhD students: Add everything you read/encounter to your reference management system Keep a annoteded ...
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What is a good system for generating BibTeX reference keys?

When using a reference manager (or even when tracking references on a handwritten draft), it is common to have a key for each entry when referring to items, which the computer (or you in a final form) ...
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Monolithic Reference Collection, vs Per Paper Reference Collection, or Both? [duplicate]

When managing References, seem to me to be two-ish, options: Either for each Project, I maintain a database of the relevant resources (In say a bibtex file), and for each new piece of work I start a ...
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Should I keep all my .bib files in a single folder, or one with each .tex file?

Self-explanatory. I would be most interested to hear from researchers who have published a fair amount, decided one way or the other wasn't working for them, so switched — and why. Related advice / ...
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Refworks Bibliography Output Style Choice, for Springer?

Refworks.com can output a bibliography, based on an output style list, which includes several hundred different output style choices. Refworks Output Style List However, the list does specifically ...
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Endnote outputting mixed citation styles in same document

I am having problems with Endnote outputting a mix of citation styles (or possibly a broken citation style!) in the same document, despite applying the Endnote Frontiers Science style (official, from ...
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'Scholarly' alternatives to Goodreads

As you can read on Wikipedia, Goodreads is an Amazon company and "social cataloging" website founded in December 2006 and launched in January 2007 by Otis Chandler, a software engineer and ...
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Searching for open source literature management software [duplicate]

I recently started my PhD and now try to find a convenient software for managing my literature research. What I want it to be able to do is: Let me highlight PDFs Add notes to PDFs Add tags to my ...
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Why should I format a citation manually without bibliographic software?

During a lecture (and a separate presentation) my instructor told us about bibliographic software, how it composes references automatically and is able to correctly cite articles in many formats. The ...
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How can I migrate a library from Calibre to Zotero?

I've got a well organized Calibre library, but due to full text PDF search, web clipping and basic bibliography management, I decided to move to Zotero. I can import .bib records easily, but is ...
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What is the reference manager that can show the list of annotations?

I am using Mendeley to organize, highlight and to synchronize my references. I think a feature where you can see a list of annotations/highlight that you have made will be extremely useful during ...
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Mendeley - add notes to research

I am using mendeley to save papers etc. which have come up during my research. However, I am often having some ideas about problems which are interesting or some links which are worth reading later. I ...
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Relational Reference Management Software?

I'm looking for a reference management program to do three things: (1) Manage references. There are plenty of solutions for this. (2) Manage quotations. Similar to this question, whose suggestions ...
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Fastest way to browse journal papers (from Web of Science)?

The search engine which I typically use to browse journal papers is WebofScience. It allows me to sort by times cited, and check out who cited what. The problem is that to get to the actual article ...
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How do you deal with many many authors for many sections and equally many subsections in a collection?

I have found one source which is a collection which contains several hundreds of subsections with easily 100 authors I presume. It's a textbook on synthetic material. The bean counter I am, I ...
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How to automatically link LaTeX .bib references to a set of pdf full-text articles?

I have a huge collection of PDFs of research papers. Many of these have valuable annotations. I also have a huge .bib file containing citations for these and many other works. Is there a reference ...
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Can I rearrange the given names of authors in Pubmed for importing to EndNote?

When viewing a Pubmed citation, author names are listed in the format Surname Initial Initial. This means that when I am inputting a citation into EndNote I have to either type the names in manually ...
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Automatically, and freely, download PDFs for a set of references

In EndNote, I know there's an option to automatically download PDF files for the references you have in your library. Is there any way to do the same thing in some kind of non-commercial software, ...
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Is there an open source tool for producing bibtex entries from paper PDFs?

In the desktop application for Mendeley, it's possible to import a PDF and have the bibliographic data automatically extracted (or perhaps looked up, I'm not sure). This feature is more or less ...
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How to automatically import APA references into reference manager?

Related to this question on cross-checking APA citations and references, I often have an existing list of APA formatted references. This might come from a document from a collaborator or it might just ...
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How to check citations and references match in a manually prepared document with APA author (year) citations?

I like to use bibliographic software (e.g., Endnote, BibTex, etc.) to manage my references. However, sometimes I am working on an existing article that has been written with APA citations and ...
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Map (tree) of citations/references

I was wondering if there already exists a software/service that allows to build a tree of references/citing articles starting from a selected paper X. For example paper X has a list of references, ...
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Literature management for workgroups

We are looking for a solution to manage our literature (citations and corresponding PDFs) in our workgroup (~15 persons). Everybody should have read-write access, so a solution having a shared library ...
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How does ReadCube compare to Mendeley?

Currently I use Mendeley. I have heard some stuff about ReadCube, but they don't have a Mendeley quick import tool, so… before I go through the hassle of resetting up my library with them, I wondered ...
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Should I use reference manager software?

Should I use software for managing my references? What is the benefit of it? I can write down the references by myself, so I'm not sure what the benefit is.
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Is there a community driven unified article database?

I am using Mendeley to keep track of my papers. It allows me to group the papers in folders, and I can easily export BiBTeX for a folder which I can include in a paper I am writing. However, almost ...
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Is there any reference management software that supports hierarchical tagging?

At the moment I'm using Zotero to organize my paper collection and for my current work I'm very happy with it's possobilities to organize content (folders and tags). However, working on bigger ...
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Does using a bibliography software actually save you time aside from when converting citation style?

Does using a bibliography software actually save you time aside from when converting citation style? I have used refworks and endnote for years and from 3 years ago I decided to ditch them both and ...
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Searching for a quotation manager

I’m looking for a way to manage the text of the quotations that most certainly I will use (i.e. quote) in the future. I’m a philosopher, so this is specially handy —and even required— for the ...
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Free, open-source substitutes for Mendeley?

Mendeley is (mainly) a proprietary social network to share basic citation data and research papers. see also Are there any free and open source substitutes for this service? A technical possibility:...
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Is there any referencing style analyzer?

As different journals and Conference proceedings have different reference styles, it is very much important to quickly identify the specific reference style they prefer. To do this, is there any ...
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Organizing my reading list in Mendeley

I keep publications from the literature in Mendeley for later reading on my iPad. There are many publications, so I need some sort of way of prioritizing the ones I need to read first versus the ones ...
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Identifying new references when appending to existing reference list

I am building a database from several online sources like Engineering Village. Everyday I am searching different/close/related keywords that pertains to my research topic. Then, I am (everyday) ...
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Batch editing references

I imported many pdf articles into Mendeley but saw that Mendeley did not capture all the fields correctly. So, I needed to change them manually. It would be a tedious job to do so with many documents. ...