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Flow, RefWorks, Mendely, Zotero: Citation Management Tools For Research

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1. Flow, RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero Citation Management Tools for Research 2. Objectives  Review the Basic functions of a Citation Manager  Apply the Basic…
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  • 1. Flow, RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero Citation Management Tools for Research
  • 2. Objectives  Review the Basic functions of a Citation Manager  Apply the Basic Functions in DifferentTools for Citation Management  PracticeTransferring Data from one Citation Manager to Another
  • 3. Basic Citation Management Functions  Save Citation Data and Files  Manual Entry  Database Import  Web Scraping  Create Bibliographies and Format In-text Citations through Word Processor Integration (typically MS Word)  Create Customized Styles  Share Citation Data and Files
  • 4. RefWorks  Database Imports from Major Sources Like Google Scholar, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Web of Science  Web Scraping Function Works Best with Google Scholar (Not Recommended) and PubMED (Recommended)  Well-Developed Menu for Creating Customized Styles  Sharing Function Does Not Support Group Creation  Cannot Cite from Shared Folders
  • 5. Flow  Database Import not Supported in Most Sources  Flow Relies on Webscraper and PDF Metadata to Save Data  Web Scraper Functions best in ProQuest databases, Google Scholar, and PubMED  Web Scraper will Sometimes Capture PDFs  Does Not Have a Menu for Customizing Citation Styles  Can Import Custom Styles from RefWorks  Sharing Function Does Not Support Group Creation  Can Cite from Shared Folders  Has a Plug-in For Google Docs
  • 6. Mendeley  Database Import Not Supported in Most Sources.  Mendeley Relies onWebscraper and PDF Metadata to Save Data  Can make use of EBSCO’s RIS export  Creating Custom Styles Requires Use of a Separate Application: CSL (Citation Style Language) Editor  Sharing Function Supports the Creation of Groups  Supports Integration with Open Office as well as MS Word
  • 7. Zotero  Database Import Not Supported in Most Sources  Zotero Relies on a Large Library of Custom-ScriptedWebscrapers to Save Data.  Can Use EBSCO’s RIS Export  Creating Custom Styles Requires Use of a Separate Application: CSL (Citation Style Language) Editor  Existing styles may be imported from https://www.zotero.org/styles/  Sharing Function Supports the Creation of Groups  Supports Open Office Integration and offers a wide variety of Add-ons for enhanced functionality
  • 8. Transferring Citation Data  Exporting and Importing RIS Files  Use Built-In Data Integration/Direct Import Features  Zotero => Mendely  RefWorks => Flow  Mendely => Flow  EndNote (version 8 or higher) => RefWorks
  • 9. Important steps when using Zotero on shared computers: 1. Click the gear to open “preferences”
  • 10. Important steps when using Zotero on shared computers: 2. Select the “Advanced” menu 3.Select the “Files and Folders” Section 4. Select “Show Data Directory”
  • 11. Important steps when using Zotero on shared computers: 5. Locate the “zotero.sqlite” files, close Firefox, and delete the files.
  • 12. Important steps when using Zotero on shared computers: 7. Restart Firefox and open the Zotero preferences “Sync” menu. 8. Enter your Zotero username and password 10. If you have many attachments in your library, you might choose not to sync attachements, or “Download files as needed” in order to sync more quickly
  • 13. Important steps when using Zotero on shared computers: 11. Click on this “Sync” button to download your Zotero library from Zotero’s server
  • 14. Important steps when using Zotero on shared computers: 12. When you finish using the computer, be sure to delete your username and password from the Zotero preferences “Sync” menu.
  • 15. Important steps when using Zotero on shared computers: 13. If you are concerned about your privacy, or as a courtesy to other users, re- open the data directory and delete your data.
  • 16. Important steps when using Mendeley on shared computers:  Select “Reset Mendeley Desktop” if there is data in Mendeley when you open it.  Select “sign out” when you finish.
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