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

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Downloading abstracts using Mendeley

I am using Mendeley for my reference management. As I am doing a Systematic Literature review, I have to filter out my search result entries based on inclusion and exclusion criteria after reading the ...
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Zotero: referencing multi-word organisations like “World Bank” so that it's not, “Bank, World” [closed]

I'm using Zotero to manage references, and I've manually inputed a reference to: World Bank. 2019. "World Development Indicators." URL: http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-...
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How to create a collaborative list of references [closed]

I am working in academia in a very wide field of research mixing a lot of different domains. This broadness is also a problem, since there is no proper references for the basis of the theory, and we ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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Clear Mendeley online library [closed]

I recently installed Mendeley on a new computer. I had deleted all articles from my previous computer and my online profile also did not list any articles. So my library was/seemed empty. However, ...
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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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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? ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Mendeley Harvard reference format [closed]

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
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Automatically, and freely, download PDFs for a set of references [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is it worth to switch from Bibsonomy to Mendeley?

What are the advantages of Mendeley over Bibsonomy? Is it easy to migrate from Bibsonomy to Mendeley? Does Mendeley offer equally powerful bibliography exportation? In detail, the following ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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)
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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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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/...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 an open source tool for producing bibtex entries from paper PDFs? [closed]

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 can I get the DOI of a paper from its title?

Is there a way to get the DOI (Document Object Identifier) of a research paper when its title is available? I am preparing a reference database I could not get the URL of all the references. So, I ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...