Jennifer Anderson ∙ Regina Vertone The Sage Colleges Libraries [email protected] ∙ [email protected] Citation managers: • Collect bibliographic information during research process • Organize sources in folders, allow tagging and searching • Format & Cite sources during writing process Citation managers turn articles, books & other sources Into formatted citations: Advantages of using CMs: • Save time, more focus on research • Cite sources and avoid plagiarism • Synthesize research • Discover new sources • Collaborate with private or public groups • Build a repository of sources in subject area Saving bibliographic info Citation managers capture bibliographic info: Through web browser Direct export from databases Entered manually Saving Bibliographic Info: Organizing sources Citation managers allow users to: Create folders Save notes relating to each source Tag sources Search full-text for keywords across sources Citations stored in Mendeley: Access to Mendeley Go to http://www.mendeley.com/ Sign up an account under your name Download the desktop program FREE software Citing sources Integration with MS Word allows users to: Import in-text citations Format citations in a number of styles Automatically generate and format bibliography Importing citations in MS Word: Other features: Some citation managers enable: PDF storage and annotation Discovery of related research sources Confirmation of citation information Group collaboration Social networking Consider when choosing a CM: Your specific research needs: Are you working with a large number of PDFs? Will you need to collect a wide array of sources (articles, books, web sites)? Do you need to share research with a group? Price (free vs. fee-based): If the tool is free, consider privacy issues, data backup, customer support References Childress, D. (2011). Citation tools in academic libraries: Best practices for reference and instruction, Reference and User Service Quarterly, 51 (2): 143-152. Hensley, M. K. (2011). Citation management software: Features and futures Reference & User Services Quarterly, 50(3): 204-208. Mead, T.L., & Berryman, D.R. (2010) Reference and PDF-manager software: Complexities, support and workflow, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 29(4): 388-393. References MacMillan, D. "Mendeley: Teaching Scholarly Communication and Collaboration through Social Networking." Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences. Paper 37. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/iatul/2012/papers/37 Rapp, D. (2011). Product watch: Reference management tools. Library Journal, 38-39. Retrieved from http://lj.libraryjournal.com Zimerman, M. (2010). Citations and RefWorks. Reference Librarian, 51(1), 79- 87.