Mendeley & Zotero

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  • Open Mendeley desktopOpen Word and the Mendeley toolbarLog into Mendeley WebOpen Safari - NYTimesOpen ZoteroLock iPad orientation for speakers notes- - -Good afternoon.Thank you for joining us. My name is Jeff Loo, and I’m a librarian at the UC Berkeley Library.I’m excited to demonstrate Mendeley and Zotero today – free tools I hope you will find helpful.- - -Preparation:Write on the boardOrganize papers, notes, and ideasWrite citations and bibliographies automaticallyEngage in the social elements of researchPromote your workGet recommendations for papersFind collaboration partners Follow a research groupCollaborate in teams with a private groupArchive the web / web clippings
  • Both Mendeley and Zotero address three difficult challenges in the research process. Reading papers, collecting your thoughts, and then writing – this can be a messy process and the challenge is to keep your files,notes, and ideas organizedThe second challenge is promoting your research work in order to cultivate awareness and research impact.Finally, we work in teams and it can be difficult to collaborate online and find collaboration partners.We’re going to start by showing you how Mendeley helps you face these challenges. 
  • Mendeley is a collaboration platform and discovery engine for researchers.You can download the client software for free. And you can access your account online via the web application or through the iPad and iPhone apps.Mendeley has characteristics of the following popular tools.  It's like:Endnote – a reference citation managerLinkedIn – a social networkYelp – a recommendation engineDropbox / Google Drive – a cloud storage serviceBasecamp – a group collaboration and communication applicationAnd there are open APIs for developers to build upon the program
  • Let’s start with the challenge of organizing a messy collection of journal articles.Does this look familiar? Before using MendeleyI used to store PDF copies of my articles in a folder – sometimes across multiple sets of foldersI didn’t know what these indecipherable file names meantIt was easy to forget where I saved a file, so often I had to re-find my articles online through GoogleBecause my digital files were so messy, I ended up printing out the articles – and having stacks of paper lying around
  • As I read these paper copies, I wrote notes along the margin. If I was careless I could lose this stack of paper, and there goes my hard work!
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  • A researcher profile allows you to index your publications. <click link> Like this ..In this way, people can find and cite your work.Embed your profile elsewhere as a link on personal web pages, blogs, and email signatures.You can track your readership, which will do wonders for your ego.There are statistics to show you how many readers and downloads your publications get over time.= = = =Source:http://www.mendeley.com/how-we-help/
  • Go back and demo teams
  • This concludes our quick tour of Mendeley and Zotero.Remember both are free research tools that you can download today. There are upgrades available for a fee that grants you additional cloud storage space. But if you don’t upgrade, there are still lots of rich functionalities and powerful tools.<click>To summarize very succinctly, here is a haiku poem.

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  • 1. Organize messy files and ideas, promote your work, and collaborate in teams with Mendeley and Zotero LabTech 2013 Jeffery Loo
  • 2. CHALLENGES Keeping well organized files, notes, ideas Promoting your work Collaboration
  • 3. Mendeley is like EndNote LinkedIn Yelp Dropbox / Google Drive Basecamp Open APIs
  • 4. http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/wolf-harmening/
  • 5. Organize, promote your research, collaborate – try out these tools