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RefWorks, Zotero & Mendeley:
a three (3) way comparison of tools
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read
UBC Reference L...
AGENDA
INTRODUCTION (s) 10 minutes
OVERVIEW TO REFWORKS, ZOTERO, MENDELEY (1:10 - 2:00pm) 50 minutes
• overview of RefWork...
Refworks 2.0
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
http://guides.library.ubc.ca/refworks
• Create ...
Zotero: what is it?
http://www.zotero.org
• freely-available, easy-to-use, open source software
• powerful research tool t...
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Zotero: Internet plug-in
Zotero Interface
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Zotero: Acquiring papers online
Zotero’s browser feature
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Zotero: Making collections & groups
New collection
New group
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Zotero: Adding notes & linking items
Creating Notes
Linking ...
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Zotero: Continued
Example of notes
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Zotero: Creating a bibliography
Zotero menu bar
Preferences
...
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Zotero bibliography (cont‘d)
Click & drag highlighted record...
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Bibliography – finished product
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Zotero: pros & cons
• Easy to create bibliography feature
• ...
Zotero: how do I get it?
• Get it online at: http://www.zotero.org
• Sign up and download plugin for Firefox
• Sync up you...
What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins.
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins.
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
What Mendeley...
What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins.
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
What Mendeley...
What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins.
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
What Mendeley...
What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins.
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
What Mendeley...
• A free reference manager
• Social network to organize your research & collaborate with others ...
• Drag & drop your pap...
Mendeley …is a human-curated, constantly-evolving
social network for researchers
What‘s the result?
Eugene Barsky, Dean Gi...
…free academic tool for managing, citing & sharing
research papers using your desktop
…Mendeley’s web-component (synchs wi...
Add single files or entire folder
Importing PDF files, BibTeX / RIS files / EndNote
…drag & drop PDFs into centre library ...
Mendeley‘s Web Importer
… to install Web Importer, drag & drop
bookmarklet into your browser
…supported web sites
Import t...
Import using Web importer
While viewing references you
want to import to Mendeley:
click on the ‘Import’ icon
…then, click...
‘Synching’ Mendeley desktop & web versions
Synchronize desktop
& web version
Add references, edit
& manage library
Get sta...
Mendeley PDF viewing & annotating
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
Citing papers in manuscript(s)
“Send citation” to
MSWord
Citation shows up in selected style
Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini ...
Details Description
Cost Free up to…
1 GB Web space
5 Private groups
10 Users
https://www.mendeley.com/upgrade
Desktop and...
Just started using Mendeley. How come I was never told about such a great tool?
@litreviewhq I haven't heard of Mendeley b...
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    1. 1. RefWorks, Zotero & Mendeley: a three (3) way comparison of tools Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read UBC Reference Librarians – August 4th , 2011 …three UBC librarians present three (3) reference management tools
    2. 2. AGENDA INTRODUCTION (s) 10 minutes OVERVIEW TO REFWORKS, ZOTERO, MENDELEY (1:10 - 2:00pm) 50 minutes • overview of RefWorks, Zotero & Mendeley • point out advantages/disadvantages of each • pros & cons • discuss reference management tools & trends for UBC faculty & students OVERVIEW (2:05pm) 5-10 mins • Handout – three-way comparison WRAP UP / Q&A time left Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    3. 3. Refworks 2.0 Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 http://guides.library.ubc.ca/refworks • Create your own personal library of articles / citations • Web-based citation management tool -- widely-used in Canadian academic libraries “Your online research management, writing and collaboration tool…” • New 2.0 version accessible from UBC Library • Import and store citations, format bibliographies and import citations from RSS feeds • Link to files (e.g., PDFs, word documents, Excel spreadsheets) • Add new citations by importing or manual entering; share citations
    4. 4. Zotero: what is it? http://www.zotero.org • freely-available, easy-to-use, open source software • powerful research tool to gather, organize & analyze your sources • citations, full texts, web pages, images, and other objects • track papers on web, Google Scholar, UBC databases, etc. • easily organize & share records with colleagues, classmates etc. • Create bibliographies quickly and efficiently Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    5. 5. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Zotero: Internet plug-in Zotero Interface
    6. 6. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Zotero: Acquiring papers online Zotero’s browser feature
    7. 7. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Zotero: Making collections & groups New collection New group
    8. 8. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Zotero: Adding notes & linking items Creating Notes Linking Related Items
    9. 9. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Zotero: Continued Example of notes
    10. 10. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Zotero: Creating a bibliography Zotero menu bar Preferences Drop-down menu to select output style
    11. 11. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Zotero bibliography (cont‘d) Click & drag highlighted records into word or text file … Highlight records in your collection
    12. 12. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Bibliography – finished product
    13. 13. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Zotero: pros & cons • Easy to create bibliography feature • Tool is within your browser; convenient • Ease of use when working in groups • Easy import feature located in address bar • Only available by using Firefox • Interface: size limitations; cumbersome notes feature • Keeping interface open limits webpage visibility • Zotero has difficulty importing citation criteria correctly PROS CONS
    14. 14. Zotero: how do I get it? • Get it online at: http://www.zotero.org • Sign up and download plugin for Firefox • Sync up your records from any computer that has Zotero: Sign in using Zotero's preferences Then sync using this button in the main menu: Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    15. 15. What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    16. 16. What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 What Mendeley is
    17. 17. What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 What Mendeley is Best features
    18. 18. What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 What Mendeley is Best features How does Mendeley compare …to RefWorks & Zotero?
    19. 19. What you will learn about Mendeley in 15 mins. Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 What Mendeley is Best features What makes it different? How does Mendeley compare …to RefWorks & Zotero?
    20. 20. • A free reference manager • Social network to organize your research & collaborate with others ... • Drag & drop your papers into Mendeley from your browser • Automatic extraction of all relevant information for your citation(s) Mendeley is.... Mendeley’s database enables social discovery in real time …’crowdsourced’ Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    21. 21. Mendeley …is a human-curated, constantly-evolving social network for researchers What‘s the result? Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    22. 22. …free academic tool for managing, citing & sharing research papers using your desktop …Mendeley’s web-component (synchs with desktop) and social network for papers, trends & researchers Mendeley Desktop Mendeley Web Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Two parts to Mendeley:
    23. 23. Add single files or entire folder Importing PDF files, BibTeX / RIS files / EndNote …drag & drop PDFs into centre library pane… … Mendeley extracts details of article / metadata Mendeley‘s Desktop features Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    24. 24. Mendeley‘s Web Importer … to install Web Importer, drag & drop bookmarklet into your browser …supported web sites Import to Mendeley helps you save citations Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    25. 25. Import using Web importer While viewing references you want to import to Mendeley: click on the ‘Import’ icon …then, click “Import” to move citation to Mendeley; PDF will also be imported Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    26. 26. ‘Synching’ Mendeley desktop & web versions Synchronize desktop & web version Add references, edit & manage library Get statistics about your library, your academic impact & research field Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    27. 27. Mendeley PDF viewing & annotating Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    28. 28. Citing papers in manuscript(s) “Send citation” to MSWord Citation shows up in selected style Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011
    29. 29. Details Description Cost Free up to… 1 GB Web space 5 Private groups 10 Users https://www.mendeley.com/upgrade Desktop and web application Sync desktop & website application Automatic citation extraction from PDFs  Just drag & drop PDFs into Mendeley Desktop  Mendeley detects subject keywords within your PDFs  Cross-checks your research library against external databases: CrossRef, PubMed, arXiv, or Google Scholar, using DOIs and other unique identifiers Share References References can be shared with others by creating “public” or “shared” (restricted) collection Mobile support iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Direct import/export Bookmarklet to import http://www.mendeley.com/import/ Citation styles  About 1200 styles  Working on other styles DOI Pulls all citation details (e.g., metadata) Duplicate record detection Detects duplicate records PDF markup/annotation Annotate and write notes in PDF documents Cite/create bibliographies Generate citations and bibliographies in Word, OpenOffice, Google Docs, LaTeX, and any other text editor Import from & sync with other ref managers Imports your existing BibTex, RIS, and EndNote libraries Citation style clipboard http://www.mendeley.com/citationstyles/ Browsers Works with Firefox and IE Social networking Members, Followers Sharing and collaboration features Groups, embedding your papers into your website
    30. 30. Just started using Mendeley. How come I was never told about such a great tool? @litreviewhq I haven't heard of Mendeley but could be exactly what I'm looking for... Thanks! @enkerli I *love* Mendeley…best thing to happen to reference management since EndNote … Just fyi, Mendeley is pretty awesome on searching research: http://t.co/l0VoRGU @AmandaMichelle I love Mendeley: love the web importer, use it across devices (phone/ipad) to share readings w/advisors, etc. #phdchat http://amplicate.com/love/mendeley Eugene Barsky, Dean Giustini & Kevin Read – UBC Library, 2011 Twitter buzz from Mendeley users
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