There are so many types of reference software out there that it is sometimes difficult to choose one, let alone make an informed decision about which software fits your needs best. In this research tip, we explore two populair options: EndNote (Clarivate) and Mendeley (Elsevier).
What is reference software?
Once you have uploaded all your references into your EndNote library, you can delete duplicate references, add and edit references manually, and update references automatically. These clips show you how you can do that:
Delete duplicate references
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In EndNote, you can easily add PDFs to your references. This clip explains how:
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There are many advantages to citing while you are writing (as opposed to adding all the references after you've finished your paper). For instance, you will be less likely to forget to cite sources (so a lower chance to accidentally plagiarise) and you will remember where to put the sources. ...
You can import references into EndNote from many different databases. In the clips below, we explain how to import references from the four most commonly used ones: the library's catalogue, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar.
Library catalogue: lib.ugent.be
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It is possible to add the same (filled out) field to multiple references at the same time. This is a handy feature when you want to add the name of database your references come from or if you want to add tags like "read," "to read," etc.
Before you do ...
You can back up your EndNote library by making a Compressed Library.
When you incorporate your EndNote library (.enl file) and your associated data folder (.data file), you create a Compressed Library. It is a smaller file than the .enl file and .data file combined and can be easily stored ...
You can make groups in EndNote to structure your citations. There are three different groups:
a Group: you can add citations manually
a Smart Group: citations are added automatically
a Group Set: a cluster of (Smart) groups
If you want to make a group to which you can add ...
You can share (parts of) your EndNote desktop library with up to 99 colleagues or peers.
Back up your library
First, you need to back up your library.
Make an online EndNote account
Make an online EndNote account by registering here
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1. Open EndNote via Athena
If you've never used Athena on this device before, install the Citrix client: https://helpdesk.ugent.be/athena/en/ica.php
2. Click in EndNote on File > New
3. Save the library on your H:Drive, preferably in a separate folder
You can always access your H:drive via Athena, whether ...
You can import up to 500 references at the same time from Web of Science into your EndNote library.
To do this, enter your search query > click "Export" > click "EndNote desktop"
You will see a pop-up where you can enter the amount of references you want to import. ...
You can personalise the fields in EndNote in two different ways.
You can choose which reference type is your preferred default, e.g: Journal Article. You can also choose which fields a certain reference type needs.
Open EndNote via Athena
Click Edit > Preferences, click on the tab "Reference ...
"Traveling Library" refers to the citations that are embedded in a Word document. You can:
Send the Traveling Library to your publisher, alongside your manuscript
Export the Traveling Library from a Word document of a colleague
Export a Traveling Library
Go to Word via Athena
Open your paper either via ...