MANAGING
CITATIONS

WHAT’S ACTUALLY
HELPFUL?
Institute for Research on Teaching
and Learning
Doctoral Student Research
Sup...
PANELISTS
Megan Drangstveit – HALE, Dropbox/Word
Jill Morningstar – MSU Libraries
Erich Pitcher – HALE, Zotero
WHAT IS IRTL?
Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning

We hope to be a valuable reference source and
accommodate the...
http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad

MSU LIBRARIES
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1. Learn about citation management options,
including existing software packages.

2. Identify feature...
MSU LIBRARIES
RESOURCES/LINKS
Video – introduction to citation management systems
•
http://streaming.msu.edu/storemedia/pa...
Q&A
A list of questions (below) were prepared, along with
questions from audience members.

1. What software/strategies ha...
Q&A
Answers from panelists about each
citation management strategy are
included in the following slides, along
with genera...
ZOTERO
1. Ease of use between web-based (brower-based) and computerbased programs.
2. Write-and-cite plugin with Word – co...
MENDELEY
1. Write-and-cite plugin with Word – connects directly to
Mendeley database. Browser plugin eases import of
citat...
ENDNOTE
1. EndNote
1. Fee for license (~$100), updates may be fee-based.
2. Software is installed on computer.
3. Free sup...
GOOGLE DRIVE
1. Web based. Accessible anywhere, even on mobile
phone.
2. Can find your own workarounds to provide database...
DROPBOX
1. Web based. Accessible anywhere, even on mobile
phone.
2. Can find your own workarounds to provide database
capa...
WORD
1. Typically already installed on your computer – easy for
user to incorporate into work, share with other
researcher...
GENERAL TIPS
1.

No matter the system, be sure to
input the citation correctly – the
software will not correct YOUR
mistak...
THANKS
Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning
2nd Floor, Erickson Hall
http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad
Bob Flo...
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Managing Citations: What's Actually Helpful? 2013-10

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Panel discussion 10/4/2013. Zotero. Mendeley. EndNote. GoogleDrive. Dropbox. How to approach citation management, identify possible practice for managing your own research.
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  • Do you know Docear? It's a free software for literature and reference management that can be used stand-alone or together with Zotero, Mendeley, etc. Feel free to have a look at http://www.docear.org and contact me if there should be any questions (I am one of the developers)
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  • This is an informal presentation so feel free to stop and ask questions along the way.
  • Many doctoral students in the College of Education have successfully located funding for their research, dissertation, travel, and other scholarly activities. The process is outlined with a broad framework involving three steps: get started, find funders, and prepare proposals. Every proposal is unique. Therefore today I will focus on introducing you to effective strategies, not going over a long list of opportunities (although I will highlight five major awards to illustrate the process). Don’t focus on the specific award details, focus on the process – the details will vary from person to person in this room.No amount is TOO BIG or too small; it’s never too early or too late; valuable skill now and in the future in government, nonprofit, and academia.There is a 7 Simple Things You Can Do handout – go ahead and check off the first one. You’re already on your way![Visit IRTL website and give a brief tour of how it works. Encourage students to bookmark the site and use computers to follow along.]
  • Managing Citations: What's Actually Helpful? 2013-10

    1. 1. MANAGING CITATIONS WHAT’S ACTUALLY HELPFUL? Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning Doctoral Student Research Support October 2013
    2. 2. PANELISTS Megan Drangstveit – HALE, Dropbox/Word Jill Morningstar – MSU Libraries Erich Pitcher – HALE, Zotero
    3. 3. WHAT IS IRTL? Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning We hope to be a valuable reference source and accommodate the busy lives of all doctoral students. • Workshops and other activities • Overview, writing, budgets, RCR, etc.. • Sessions for groups and classes • Sample proposals and budgets on the website • One-on-one consultation • Budgeting, text review http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad
    4. 4. http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad MSU LIBRARIES
    5. 5. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Learn about citation management options, including existing software packages. 2. Identify features/functions that may assist in managing research. 3. Learn about resources at MSU to better utilize software packages and citation management sytems.
    6. 6. MSU LIBRARIES RESOURCES/LINKS Video – introduction to citation management systems • http://streaming.msu.edu/storemedia/packages/libmedia/4e454afb94 179/citation_management_toolsflash.html MSU Libraries • http://lib.msu.edu • Courses: http://classes.lib.msu.edu/class_list.php Comparison of Citation Management Software: http://staff.lib.msu.edu/akepsel/CitationManagementComparisonChart.pdf • EndNote: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/endnote/comparison • Zotero: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/content.php?pid=221261&sid=1836810 • Mendeley: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/mendeley
    7. 7. Q&A A list of questions (below) were prepared, along with questions from audience members. 1. What software/strategies have you explored? 2. What did you (dis)like about each? 3. What made you decide on your current approach? 4. What have been some of the biggest tips / helpful hints you've learned about your method? 5. What is the cost for your approach? Is there an anticipated future cost for your method? 6. Are there any issues or anticipated challenges with this approach?
    8. 8. Q&A Answers from panelists about each citation management strategy are included in the following slides, along with general tips for citation management strategies.
    9. 9. ZOTERO 1. Ease of use between web-based (brower-based) and computerbased programs. 2. Write-and-cite plugin with Word – connects directly to Zotero database. Browser plugin eases import of citations. 3. Free software, free updates. 4. Space limitations if storing PDFs on Zotero space – can purchase additional storage. Can link PDFs, URLs, or text. 5. Can make notations/highlights directly on PDFs/documents, notes for article. 6. Grant-funded software through George Mason U. Full-time support and community of users to support program. 7. Ease of exporting to other formats. 8. Can capture screen-shot of web-based content on date of discovery. 9. MSU Libraries has classes available: http://classes.lib.msu.edu Full Comparison Chart: http://staff.lib.msu.edu/akepsel/CitationManagementComparisonChart.pdf
    10. 10. MENDELEY 1. Write-and-cite plugin with Word – connects directly to Mendeley database. Browser plugin eases import of citations. 2. Free software, free updates. 3. Space limitations if storing PDFs on Mendeley space – can purchase additional storage. Can link PDFs, URLs, or text. 4. Can make notations/highlights directly on PDFs/documents, notes for article. 5. Ease of exporting to other formats. 6. Can capture screen-shot of web-based content on date of capture. 7. Easy access via smart phone/ mobile device. 8. MSU Libraries has classes available: http://classes.lib.msu.edu Full Comparison Chart: http://staff.lib.msu.edu/akepsel/CitationManagementComparisonChart.pdf
    11. 11. ENDNOTE 1. EndNote 1. Fee for license (~$100), updates may be fee-based. 2. Software is installed on computer. 3. Free support available from company. 2. EndNote Web 1. Free. 2. No software to install in computer, able to use anywhere. 3. Can sync between EndNote and EndNote Web. 4. Write-and-cite plugin with Word – connects directly to EndNote (Web) database. 5. Sharing features not as robust as Mendeley/Zotero. Typically used as single-user resource, not for research team. 6. MSU Libraries has classes available: http://classes.lib.msu.edu Full Comparison Chart: http://staff.lib.msu.edu/akepsel/CitationManagementComparisonChart.pdf
    12. 12. GOOGLE DRIVE 1. Web based. Accessible anywhere, even on mobile phone. 2. Can find your own workarounds to provide database capabilities/storage for citation management programs. 3. 15 GB Free, additional space available for purchase. 4. Can also store all written materials (drafts) in addition to sources. 5. Can be flexible with system – not reliant on particular software program. 6. Can share with other researchers. Full Comparison Chart: http://staff.lib.msu.edu/akepsel/CitationManagementComparisonChart.pdf
    13. 13. DROPBOX 1. Web based. Accessible anywhere, even on mobile phone. 2. Can find your own workarounds to provide database capabilities/storage for citation management programs. 3. 2 GB Free, with option to purchase additional space. 4. Can also store all written materials (drafts) in addition to sources. 5. Can be flexible with system – not reliant on particular software program. 6. Can share with other researchers. Full Comparison Chart: http://staff.lib.msu.edu/akepsel/CitationManagementComparisonChart.pdf
    14. 14. WORD 1. Typically already installed on your computer – easy for user to incorporate into work, share with other researchers. 2. Can be flexible with system – not reliant on particular software program, so you can format as you’d like. 3. Use of tables allows sorting (colums for APA citation, notes, read/unread/comments, etc) for alpha order. Can use heading types to build table of contents. 4. No worries about formatting changes when cutting/pasting. Ease of use when sharing content.
    15. 15. GENERAL TIPS 1. No matter the system, be sure to input the citation correctly – the software will not correct YOUR mistakes. 7. Be sure to back up your content, no matter your approach. 8. Citation management programs may slow down computer performance. 9. Systems are like gym memberships – they are only good if you use them. Don’t use too much time with managing citations (tags, color coding, etc). Focus on getting content in correctly the first time, then do your work. 2. Use web plug-ins to import entries/files. 3. GoogleScholar will provide APA entry suggestion (under Cite) – just fix capitalization. 4. Think about what your colleagues use – that may be easiest for sharing and tech support. 10. Software programs may not be necessary – just find something that If linking files to a database, be works with your style and skills. consistent with file location (don’t move them after linking) or you won’t 11. Ask questions / talk to others about be able to find them. what works for them, and know that it may not work for you. When searching online, search through the MSU Libraries’ proxy site. Instructions here: http://www.lib.msu.edu/dls/offcampus -access/ 5. 6.
    16. 16. THANKS Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning 2nd Floor, Erickson Hall http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad Bob Floden, Director Marcy Wallace, Associate Director Megan Drangstveit, Graduate Assistant floden@msu.edu wallacem@msu.edu mdrangst@msu.edu
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