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

Most easy way to put references & citations?
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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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 (complimentary) recommendations for PhD students: Add everything you read/encounter to your reference management system Keep a annoteded bibliography of ...