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Managing Your References: Other tools

Citation Generators

  • Available for Windows and Mac
  • Usually web based
  • Use web forms to take input and format the output according to the citation style selected
  • Some types can store citation data for later use
  • May offer only a limited number of citation styles
  • Cost:
    • Free

Sente

  • Available for Mac
  • Automatically sync your Mac library and your iPad
  • Organise and tag references
  • Create and save notes with your articles
  • Cite papers and format references
  • Bulk searches allow you to automatically retrieve hundreds of references and alert you daily to new references.
  • Cost:
    • Free 30 day trial available
    • Subscription required for ongoing use
    • Student discounts available

Citeulike

  • Web based
  • Based on Social Bookmarking
  • Organise references through tags
  • References can be exported using BibTeX or RIS (compatible with Endnote, Refworks, Zotero etc)
  • Create shared bibliographies
  • Cost:
    • Free

Other tools

There are many other online reference management tools available.  Although ITS and the Library do not support these tools, you may still wish to consider them.  Some have been made freely available, while others require a subscription.

Reference Manager

  • For Windows
  • AKA Refman
  • Add and organise PDFs
  • Web pubishing tool and built-in web server
  • Cite papers and format references
  • Purchase the network version to share databases and collaborate
  • Cost:
    • Free trial available
    • Subscription required for ongoing use
    • Student discounts available

Papers

  • Available for Windows and Mac
  • Also available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
  • Organise references and PDFs
  • Create and save notes with your articles
  • Cite papers and format references
  • Search article repositories and download articles
  • Cost:
    • Free 30 day trial available
    • Subscription required for ongoing use
    • Student discounts available

LaTeX

  • Available for Windows and Mac
  • Typesetting program used to format scientific documents
  • Gives control over large documents containing sectioning, cross-references, tables and figures
  • Typically used with BibTeX to format lists of references
  • Departments which require students to use LaTex may offer support - check with the departmental administrator
  • Cost
    • Free 

Qiqqa

  • For Windows
  • Syncing across multiple machines
  • Organise and tag PDFs
  • Annotate PDFs and create mindmaps of your thoughts
  • Cite papers and format references (uses BibTeX)
  • Google like full text searching of your library
  • Cost:
    • Basic package free