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Mendeley for reference management and more….

Reference management tools are invaluable for keeping on top of your bibliographies and references.  With a reference management tool you can systematically build libraries of references and effortlessly add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.  Each term we run a series of workshops to introduce different reference management tools, and on Friday 2nd June we will look at Mendeley.

Mendeley is now one of the most popular reference managers, offering the traditional features of reference management software (such as inserting references into word processed documents and building bibliographies), but also with additional features including facilities for collaboration and the ability to search Mendeley’s own library of papers.

Whether you are looking for an alternative to RefWorks or Endnote, are new to reference management or are already using Mendeley and want some help with specific features, come along to our Mendeley workshop: Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management (Friday 2nd June, 09.15-12.15) .  Here you can find out more, try it out and get any help you need with it.  This session will cover:

  • An overview of reference management with Mendeley
  • Creating a Mendeley account and installing Mendeley Desktop
  • Adding, editing and organising references
  • Creating bibliographies
  • Managing PDF documents with Mendeley
  • Using the Mendeley ‘Papers’ database
  • Collaboration and social networking with Mendeley

The workshop is free, but online booking is essential:
Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management (Friday 2nd June 09.15-12.15)

(If you are an advanced user of Mendeley you need only attend the second part, starting at 10.40.)

Choosing and using software for referencing

Struggling with your in-text citations/footnotes or bibliography?

Keep on top of it all with reference management software. 

Not sure which package to use? Come one of our introductory sessions. We will give an overview of how reference management works, explore the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and give you the opportunity to try out four different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.

We run workshops every term on choosing and using Referencing software. The workshops are FREE, but online booking is required. Book online for:
Referencing: Choosing and using software
(Wednesday 24th May 14.00-17.00)

Choosing and Using Reference Management Software

Struggling with your in-text citations/footnotes or bibliography? Keep on top of it all with reference management software. Not sure which package to use? Come one of our introductory sessions. We will give an overview of how reference management works, explore the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and give you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and ColWiz.

Book online for:
Referencing: Choosing and using software
(Friday 3rd March 9.15-12.15)

Choosing and using Reference Management software

Struggling with your in-text citations/footnotes or bibliography? Keep on top of it all with reference management software. Not sure which package to use? Come one of our introductory sessions. We will give an overview of how reference management works, explore the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and give you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and ColWiz.

Book online for:
Referencing: Choosing and using software
(Thursday 16th February 0915-12.15; repeated Friday 3rd March 9.15-12.15)

Mendeley for reference management and more…

Each term we run a series of workshops to introduce different reference management tools. On Wednesday 1 Feb we will look at Mendeley.

Mendeley is now one of the most popular reference management tools, combining traditional features of reference management software (such as inserting references into word processed documents and building bibliographies) but also with additional features including facilities for collaboration and the ability to search Mendeley’s own library of papers.

If you are looking for an alternative to RefWorks or Endnote or are new to reference management, why not come along to Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management (Wednesday 1st February, 14.00-17.00) to find out more and try it out.  This session will cover:

  • An overview of reference management with Mendeley
  • Creating a Mendeley account and installing Mendeley Desktop
  • Adding, editing and organising references
  • Creating bibliographies
  • Managing PDF documents with Mendeley
  • Using the Mendeley ‘Papers’ database
  • Collaboration and social networking with Mendeley

The workshop is free, but online booking is essential:
Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management (Wednesday 1st February, 14.00-17.00)

(If you are an advanced user of Mendeley you need only attend the second part, starting at 15.30.)

Endnote and Mendeley for the Medical Sciences Division

The Knowledge Centre Library on the Old Road Campus is running regular workshops for the Medical Sciences Division on the reference management tools, Endnote and Mendeley which have been booking up super fast.  Our next available dates are:

  • Endnote – 15 November 15.00-16.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now
  • Mendeley – 17 November 15.00-16.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now

These workshops are for students, researchers and staff in the Medical Sciences Division only  (please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk if you’re not sure of your eligibility).  The workshops cover the  main features of Endnote and Mendeley including how to add and organise references and PDF documents and how to use these tools to create in-text citations or footnotes and to generate bibliographies.

Booking is essential!  Please follow the links above

Endnote and Mendeley “Up the Hill”

The Knowledge Centre Library on the Old Road Campus is running regular workshops for the Medical Sciences Division on the reference management tools, Endnote and Mendeley which have been booking up super fast.  However, there are still a few places left on the following dates:

  • Endnote – 31st October 15.00-16.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now
  • Mendeley – 27 October 10.00-11.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now
  • Mendeley – 3 November 10.00-11.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now

These workshops are for students, researchers and staff in the Medical Sciences Division only  (please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk if you’re not sure of your eligibility).  The workshops cover the  main features of Endnote and Mendeley including how to add and organise references and PDF documents and how to use these tools to create in-text citations or footnotes and to generate bibliographies.

Booking is essential!  Please follow the links above

Reference Management workshops in Trinity Term

Do you need to create in-text citations or footnotes or to build a bibliography?  If so, then reference management software can make the task much easier by helping you build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to your documents. In particular, reference management software can ensure that you have all the information you need for each citation or reference and that it’s formatted correctly for your chosen citation style.  It will even allow you to change citation style at the touch of a button!

Continuing on Friday 13th May with Zotero, Bodleian libraries offer a series of workshops that guide you through effectively using the most appropriate reference management software for your work. Please follow links to book online for each session.

Referencing: Choosing and using software (Tuesday 17th May 09:15-12:15; repeated Thursday 9th June 14:00-17:00)
This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, ColWiz and Papers.

Referencing: Zotero (Friday 13th May 09:15-12:15)
Zotero is a free, open-source program that can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems.

Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities (Wednesday 18th May 14:00-17:00)
RefWorks is a web-based reference manager provided free to members of Oxford University via the Bodleian Libraries’ institutional subscription.  You can log in to RefWorks using your Oxford Single Sign-On or you can create an individual account.
If you missed out on Referencing: RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences in Week 1, you may still come along to RefWorks for Humanities. The two sessions are similar although they use different examples in the demonstrations.

Referencing: Mendeley (Friday 20th May 09:15-12:15)
Mendely is a freely available reference manager and academic social network with web-based, desktop and mobile versions.  You can sync your library between these different versions and across different computers.

To find out more about reference management software options and to compare their features, have a look at Bodleian Libraries LibGuide on reference management.

Choosing and using software for referencing your work

Struggling with your in-text citations/footnotes or bibliography? Keep on top of it all with reference management software. Not sure which package to use? Come to our introductory session on Thursday 28th January. We will give an overview of how reference management works, explore the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and give you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and ColWiz.

Book online for:
Referencing: Choosing and using software
(Thursday 28th January 9.15-12.15; repeated Friday 19th February 9.15-12.15)

 

Tools to make your academic life easier – Mendeley and RefWorks for reference management

Do you need to create in-text citations or footnotes or to build a bibliography?  If so, then reference management software can make the task much easier. In particular, reference management software can ensure that you have all the information you need for each citation or reference and that its formatted correctly for your chosen citation style.  It will even allow you to change citation style at the touch of a button!

Next week Bodleian Libraries will be running workshops on two of the most popular reference management tools: Mendeley and RefWorks.

Mendeley is still a relatively new reference manager but is now one of the most popular. It is really good at all the reference management basics such as creating in-text citations and bibliographies and in addition has features for collaboration and social networking as well as the popular Mendeley Papers Library.   Mendeley was created by scientists for scientists, but these days is used by everyone. However, those who need to cite manuscripts or special collections materials should be slightly wary of it, as it does not support these materials as well as some other reference managers. To find out more about Mendeley and to try it out for yourself come along to our workshop Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management next Tuesday 2nd June 9.30-12.15  >book your place online.

RefWorks is a well established reference manager.   It does all the reference management basics such as creating in-text citations and bibliographies really well and is very easy to use.   It works well for all disciplines, but is particularly useful if you need to modify citation styles, for example in order to cite rare materials such as manuscripts or special collections.  In addition, if you are an Oxford Historian, it is a particularly good choice as the Oxford History Faculty Style is available from RefWorks.     However, it only really works online so it is not a great choice if you spend a lot of time without internet access.     To find out more about RefWorks and to try it out, come along to Bodleian Libraries’ workshop RefWorks for Humanities next Wednesday 3rd June 14.00-17.00. This workshop is open to all though the examples used will focus on the Humanities.  >book your place online.

To find out more about reference management software options and to compare their features see Bodleian Libraries LibGuide on reference management.