Questions tagged [reference-managers]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Can Mendeley create a folder based on a bibliography?

I have used Mendeley to manage references in a paper and create a bibliography. I would like to place all the cited references into one folder in Mendeley - is there a way of doing this automatically? ...
2
votes
0answers
37 views

Is it possible to automatically obtain abstracts and citations from a list of references?

I have a list of about 150 references stored in my reference manager. They are from my dissertation. My end goal is to do a bibliometric analysis of these papers to visualize their network of ...
1
vote
3answers
88 views

How to import the citation of arxiv papers to Mendeley that could produce the accurate citation format?

I am using Mendeley to save my reference. And I find it seems that Mendeley does know the format of arxiv format. I find many papers use a format like this: Andrew Howard, Mark Sandler, Grace Chu, ...
1
vote
2answers
79 views

How can I zip and share my files in my Mendeley favorite

My professor asked me to send the pdf files of my articles. However, I have about 80 articles in my Mendely favorites. The pdf files are on my PC but in different folders. I would like to know if ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Changing citation reference systems

I am writing a research paper for the first time and I submitted my paper to a journal, in which the references in my paper were addressed in parentheses, as follows: ".....be preferentially located ...
3
votes
0answers
79 views

Google Scholar: Where/How to send Emails to make corrections to them? [duplicate]

It looks to me that various articles of mine have huge parts of missing citations from various published papers from other people. For example, by checking adsabs.harvard.edu, I find many more ...
2
votes
3answers
109 views

What's the easiest way to get a references section into a single citation format if they vary to begin with?

I have a ~5 page references section with citations added by various authors in varying formats. What's the easiest way to get them all into the same format? The two options I see are to do it ...
0
votes
1answer
139 views

Mendeley Harvard reference format

Does anyone know where I can find a correct Harvard reference format to upload on Mendeley Desktop and use it with the Mendeley Word plug-in? It seems that the ones available are not correct. Thanks
0
votes
2answers
103 views

How to cite a paper as shortened first author name and year [Ste2002]? [closed]

The way I'd like to cite papers in my work is 3 characters of the last name of the first author + year of publication without spaces, 'et al.' and comas. I'd like to use Citavi, as it has convenient ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Mendeley - References in Bibliography that I did not insert (MS Word 2016 plugin)

I have references in my bibliography (that Mendeley automatically generates for me) that are not in my paper. How do I get rid of them? MS Word 2016, Mendeley Plugin, Windows 10. I have tried: ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

import all references of a paper into a bibtex file

I have a paper that has say 100 references. I'd like to use a lot of them as references to a paper I'm writing, but it seems pretty laborious to go on each and everyone of them, search in google ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

How to use an EndNote field as a condition and not show it? [closed]

I have the following problem. I would like to show a Language field at the end of a citation only if the reference has the Translate Title field. In another words: how to show Language field without ...
1
vote
2answers
98 views

How to find a list of all articles published by a particular journal?

My colleagues and I are looking into ways to get a list of all articles published for the history of a given journal. Primarily, we are looking to for a list that includes title, authors, year, ...
2
votes
2answers
492 views

What is a concise citation format for grant proposals given constraints on page counts?

Many grant applications have page limits. They also often allow the writer to chose their preferred format for references. Thus, I was wondering: What is a good concise referencing system that ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Automated legal download of multiple full-text PDFs by parsing entries in bib file [duplicate]

I am posting this question here after being badly bruised by Mendeley in it's capabilities to handle PDFs gracefully. Working from one of my university's library computers, I had downloaded PDFs of ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

How to find the Endnote template for CJPH submission?

I have been searching and trying out to find the Endnote citation style to match the one required for the Canadian Journal of Public Health submission for hours, with no success. It demonstrated that ...
0
votes
2answers
884 views

Move Mendeley's Database to Another Computer [closed]

How can I transfer a mendeley database (including attached PDF files) from a computer to an another one which does not has access to the internet? Thnaks Edit: This software requires log-in via ...
22
votes
3answers
3k views

When reading papers, what's the most convenient way to check a citation without disrupting the reading process?

Papers can include clickable-link formatting with in-text citations. It's convenient to click a link to check the citation, however, it's disruptive to have to manually scroll back up to continue ...
2
votes
0answers
52 views

Best search bibliographic database [closed]

I was evaluating Jabref and found it has a bibliography web search tool. You can choose among: ACM Portal Arxiv Crossref DBLP DOAJ GVK Google Scholar IEEEXplore Inspire ...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

Download automatically all articles from references in a pdf file or on a journal website [closed]

I'm wondering if it is possible to download all articles from references in a pdf file or on a journal website. For example I'd like to download all articles in the following references (I'm using ...
2
votes
3answers
238 views

How to see how many times a document has been cited?

I'm working on my thesis and I'd like to see if some documents that I'll use have been used before to see if the topic and focus I'm working on has been done before. At the moment it seems it hasn't, ...
5
votes
1answer
160 views

Reference manager that sorts by number of citations

This question is related to: How to sort search results from SCOPUS or Web of Knowledge by number of citation in a specific field? but a little bit different. Is there a citation manager that keeps ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

Need a good, inexpensive app to catalogue journal articles and books [closed]

Like the title says, I'm looking for an inexpensive app or program that can catalogue both journal articles and books. I need something that has or can take input from an ISBN/QR/barcode scanner, and ...
3
votes
2answers
124 views

How can I annotate a web article?

More generally, what "workflow" do people suggest when dealing with web articles in research? I used to always save useful articles as PDFs to my Documents folder, and maybe copy and paste useful ...
-2
votes
2answers
161 views

How to search for a paper when you have journal name, volume, issue, and year?

Is there an easy way to search for a paper in Science or Nature by the volume, issue number and year? For example: Science 317, 1500 (2007)
-1
votes
1answer
68 views

Which is the easiest way for putting citations and references? [closed]

Most easy way to put references & citations?
45
votes
6answers
12k views

Is it acceptable to cite people without putting the appropriate diacritics in their names?

I've begun preparing my thesis and several key papers in my field are written by people with foreign accents in their names. While I have found a way to include this in my thesis with BibTeX. However ...
2
votes
0answers
121 views

Is there something like Qnotero for Mendeley? [closed]

I've been using Zotero for bibliography, citation and reference management for a long time. Particularly, I came to love Qnotero, which is a stand-alone application, providing a handy way of accessing ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

Quotation/reference manager for print books

What is an effective and efficient system for storing quotes and notes from print books to be retrieved later? When we read books and articles in electronic format there are easy ways to mark quotes ...
1
vote
1answer
485 views

How to cite USGS website refereing Landsat accuracy?

I want to cite the official Geometric accuracy of the Landsat imagery, published by USGS on their website http://landsat.usgs.gov/geometry.php. The citation is suggested for a scientific journal. I ...
8
votes
5answers
1k views

Reference manager with note-taking/quote-storing capabilities

I'm looking for a reference manager with note-taking/quote-storing capabilities. I don't need a full knowledge management suite, but I want to find a program where I can store and search long notes/...
3
votes
0answers
135 views

efficient management of PDF/files with zotero [closed]

I'm trying to introduce zotero in my research-flow. However, I don't find a way to efficiently manage the PDF files attached to entries of zotero. I use zotero with zotfile extension. The problems ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
127 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
233 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
208 views

Reference management tool with ability to add custom fields

I am currently trying to manage around 100 references 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 defined structured ...
1
vote
1answer
132 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
730 views

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 ...
7
votes
5answers
302 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
154 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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. ...
0
votes
2answers
123 views

Add Everything to my Annotated Bibliography

A book I have been reading1, has two (complimentary) recommendations for PhD students: Add everything you read/encounter to your reference management system Keep a annoteded bibliography of ...
6
votes
6answers
760 views

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) ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
971 views

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 / ...