Managing your scholarship: Mendeley, RefWorks or Zotero?
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Managing references, articles and bibliographies is a critical part of virtually every academic or scholarly research project. However, selecting the best online tool for the job can be a major challenge for grad students and faculty. This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide an overview to three of the more popular reference management tools in academia -- Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero -- and will highlight the strengths (and weaknesses) (pros/cons) of each. Which tool(s) are used most often in science? In the humanities and social sciences? When full-text downloading with PDFs, which tool performs the best? Finally, which of these tools is open-source and free and which requires affiliation to an academic institution?
This workshop is an opportunity to explore three current reference management tools in a computer lab with three UBC reference librarians who use them in their work.
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