Physics & Astronomy: Citing and Writing
What is bibliographic or citation management software?
This type of software enables you to organize and format your journal article citations. In conjunction with your word processing software, you are able to write, cite, and produce bibliographies. Bibliographic software has the ability to organize your work in hundreds of writing styles.
What is a style manual?
Style manuals, handbooks or guides detail acceptable formats for citing a reference in a bibliography. Their rules apply to term papers, articles, reports and theses.
Science Style Guides - includes CSE, Harvard and IEEE (Includes Examples)
CSE (Council of Science Editors) (Includes Examples)
Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers (7th Edition, 2006)
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Zotero or Mendeley?
In addition to library sponsored citation tools such as EndNote and Refworks that help you organize your articles and publications, several free tools, Mendeley and Zotero, are also available. Both Mendeley and Zotero, offer web-based and desktop access so that you can access your documents from multiple computers and in the case of Mendeley, your iPhone, Touch and Pad. Both products allow you to import citations and create bibliographies in text documents in MS Word or Google Docs.
|Access||Download from Mendeley.com account.||Add-on must be installed from Zotero.com account.|
|Import References from databases||Yes||Yes|
|Link to PDF's and file attachments||Yes||Yes|
|Find and download PDFs||Yes||Yes|
|Share References||Yes - Create a Public or Shared (restricted) collection||Yes - Create a Group Library|
|MS Word integration||Yes -Install Mendeley plug-in||Yes - Install Zotero plug-in|
|Create customized bibliographies||Yes||Yes|
|Compatibility with other citation tools||Yes||Yes|
|PDA Compatibility||Yes - iPhone, Touch & Pad App||No|