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    • Reference Managing —— Make your materials more productive By Zhao Yao
    • Ref Managing is important
      • Assistance – Hundreds, even thousands of papers to read in order to complete a full research project
      • Efficiency – keep your papers in good order, in the way you want, fitting into your specific needs and habits.
      • Convenience – make the references cited in standard publishing form
    • An Overview on ref. managing tools
      • Commercial
        • EndNote (by Institute for Scientific Information, ISI)
        • Reference Maganer (purchased by ISI)
        • NoteExpress (Chinese)
      • Free of charge
        • Mendeley
      • Opensource
        • JabRaf
        • Bibus
        • Zotero
      Key Functions Local : build reference database——to add, modify, search, backup, import…… Web : groups to discuss and share papers
    • An instance -
      • Mendeley was founded in Nov.2007, with its first beta version released in Aug.2008. Up to now, there are 30,000+ users along with 3+ million reference entries.
      • Free of charge , Multi-platform ( Windows , Linux , Mac ), both desktop tools and web services
      • Features
        • Automatically build local reference database
        • Search online to get full and accurate paper information
        • Easy yet powerful functions to add, modify, annotate and import entries
        • Web platform to share and communicate based on user accounts
    • Database building
      • Search all PDF files in local folder, get information such as title, author, publishing year, and add them into the database.
      • As supplement, Mendeley can search online for more accurate information including keywords, abstract, web-links, through search engines like google scholar.
      • Achieve in one-click!
    • Usage and benefit
      • View, highlight, annotate the PDF file, as well as add tags and notes
      • Assort the entries in a collection-based style
      • Advanced search for author, title, publisher, etc.
      • Batch-rename PDF files
      • Export entries in standard bibliography forms
      • Word Plugin, easy to use
    • Web services
      • Online reference database, synchronized with your local one.
      • New papers and new friends with real interactions.
      • Import both reference information and PDF files through webpage into online database.
      • Statistics and recommendation based on user accounts.
    • A comparison -
      • Firefox plug-in
      • One-key import
      • from webpage, more accurate and convenient
      • Better bibliography creating
      • Timeline function
    • Summary
      • Still there’re many other reference managing tools available, each one with its own features. As another example, Reference Manager combines database management with literature searching, without need to switch to an internet browser.
      • It’s better to choose from one’s own needs and habits. Mendeley is an outstanding choice for its wide functions and easy-to-use interface design, though it is not an opensouce software.
      • The ultimate purpose is to improve your research efficiency!
    • Thank you!