Zotero is a free, open source, web-based tool for managing citations, organizing pdfs and creating bibliographics. Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs and help are available.
Mendeley is a free, web-based tool for managing references, creating bibliographies and managing pdfs. Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs and help are available throught Mendelay.
You have begun your thesis or dissertation and have a large number of PDF's of articles in a folder on your pc or pen drive, but have no referencing done. Sound familiar? It's more common than you think!! We have come up with a workaround that might help. If anyone wants a tutorial or face to face help on this just email us and we will arrange an appointment with you.
Go to https://www.mendeley.com/ and create a free account (2GB of space is free). Download and install the Mendeley software (the link is at the bottom of the Mendeley website)
Open the Folder the documents are in, and drag all your PDF's into the Mendeley window. See the video below for more info on this process.
Once you click sync in Mendeley desktop and login , your papers will also be stored in Mendeley online (up to 2 GB worth of storage space is free)
Mendeley automatically searches the internet and finds citation details for your papers. Double check the citation information and type in any missing data before you export for endnote basic. See the video below of us importing papers into Mendeley and editing any errors.
Once you have your papers imported and have double checked the accuracy, just
Help on using the Endnote Basic plugin in word: http://itsligo.libanswers.com/referencing/faq/41164
How to import the citations in the RIS file to Endnote Basic If you do not have the Endnote Basic plugin installed: