MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

Citation Management Tools

Peter Cohn, Anita Perkins, Mathew Willmott

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions

Citation software (also called "bibliographic software," "citation managers," or "reference managers") helps you import citations from your favorite databases and websites, build and organization bibliographies and format citations while writing. Come to one or all of these sessions to see how you can use these tools to make writing and citing easier.


Sponsor(s): Libraries
Contact: Peter Cohn, 7-238, 617 258-5596, PCOHN@MIT.EDU

Mendeley Basics

Jan/17 Thu 04:00PM-05:00PM 14N-132

Mendeley is a free tool that can help you organize and manage your citations and PDFs. Learn how to use Mendeley to discover the latest research, collaborate with others, and automatically generate bibliographies. Registration is required for this event. You can register here.

Peter Cohn

Citation Management Tools Overview

Jan/22 Tue 12:00PM-01:15PM 14N-132

Using citation management software to create and maintain a collection of references or PDFs is becoming more common and important in today's academic world. These software packages (EndNoteRefWorksZotero, & Mendeley) allow users to search databases, retrieve relevant citations, and build a bibliography to be added to a paper or thesis or stored for future reference. We'll take a look at these 4 tools. Register here

Peter Cohn

EndNote Basics

Jan/24 Thu 12:00PM-01:00PM 14N-132

EndNote is a "personal bibliographic software" package which allows you to create and manage a database of bibliographic references. Attendees will create a personal database of cited literature by importing references from databases & other sources of published literature.

Please register for this session.

Anita Perkins

Zotero Basics

Jan/31 Thu 12:00PM-01:00PM 14N-132

Zotero is a free, open-source program that helps you collect, manage, cite, and share your citations and files.  With one click, save PDFs and citations for most articles, then cite them in Word or OpenOffice.  Make a searchable PDF library and find out how to publish dynamic bibliographies and collaborate by using group collections. Bring a laptop or use one of our computers. 

Please register for this session.

Mathew Willmott