Mendeley: reference management software

Posted on July 26, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Mendeley is described as “Academic reference management software for researchers”.

“Mendeley Desktop is academic software that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers into your own personal digital bibliography. It gathers document details from your PDFs allowing you to effortlessly search, organize and cite. It also looks up PubMed, CrossRef, DOIs and other related document details automatically. Drag and drop functionality makes populating the library quick and easy. The Web Importer allows you to quickly and easily import papers from resources such as Google Scholar, ACM, IEEE and many more at the click of a button.”

It’s also useful for collaboration.

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Cross Referencing in Word

Posted on April 19, 2010. Filed under: Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , , , |

Office Watch has a post on Cross Referencing in Word.

How to create a cross-referencing system in Word documents.

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Cheat Sheet /Quick Reference Card Directory

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: Help, programming | Tags: , , , , , , , |

devcheatsheet.com has a Cheat Sheet and Quick Reference Card Directory.

Software (Adobe Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Excel, Visio, etc.), color codes, HTML, Twitter, Linux, languages, Ruby on Rails, and much more help in quick reference formats.

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Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference for FREE

Posted on April 11, 2009. Filed under: Linux | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is $10 from Amazon or FREE if you download the PDF.

Handy resource for Ubuntu Linux, and recommended by Lifehacker.

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Zotero is not a sword-swinging hero

Posted on May 5, 2008. Filed under: Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, wordprocessing | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Zotero is actually a Firefox add-on designed to “help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources”.

It has features like:

Automatic capture of citation information from web pages
Storage of PDFs, files, images, links, and whole web pages
Flexible notetaking with autosave
Fast, as-you-type search through your materials
Playlist-like library organization, including saved searches (smart collections) and tags
Integration with Word (use the Word extension) and OpenOffice (use the OpenOffice extention)
Integration with WordPress and other blogging software

From the Institute of Museum and Library Services: “Zotero is an easy-to-use yet powerful research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources (citations, full texts, web pages, images, and other objects), and lets you share the results of your research in a variety of ways. An extension to the popular open-source web browser Firefox, Zotero includes the best parts of older reference manager software (like EndNote)—the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references—and the best parts of modern software and web applications (like iTunes and del.icio.us), such as the ability to interact, tag, and search in advanced ways. Zotero integrates tightly with online resources; it can sense when users are viewing a book, article, or other object on the web, and—on many major research and library sites—find and automatically save the full reference information for the item in the correct fields. Since it lives in the web browser, it can effortlessly transmit information to, and receive information from, other web services and applications; since it runs on one’s personal computer, it can also communicate with software running there (such as Microsoft Word). And it can be used offline as well (e.g., on a plane, in an archive without WiFi).”

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