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[Xmca-l] Re: Reference data bases
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Simply that BookEnds is much better! I used EndNotes for years, and it was clunky and its developers upgraded it very slowly. Perhaps it has now improved... BooksEnds is very stable, it handles over 11,000 references quickly, it can insert citations into a text with a single key-press, it's possible to read and annotate a pdf, and create notes, all within the program. It automatically finds citation data from Google Scholar and elsewhere. One can add tags and create groups easily. And, as I said, it will generate bibliographies virtually instantaneously in APA and many other formats.
However, Greg, do you know of anything that would build a semantic network? BookEnds creates a tag cloud from selected references, which one can then dig down into. But that's not quite what I'm looking for.
On Jan 29, 2015, at 11:52 AM, Greg Thompson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Oh, and all three of the ones I mentioned have the ability to easily
> cite-while-you-write and to automatically create bibliographies.
> Martin, do you have any thoughts for why BookEnds over Endnote?
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Greg Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Just talking this over with my students yesterday.
>> Endnote is probably the most common utility. Here is a link:
>> Intro and training videos for endnote can be found here:
>> Mendeley has a very friendly interface for reading and marking up pdf's.
>> You can store pdf's on your device or you can store them in the cloud for a
>> monthly fee.
>> Zotero is, I think, particularly easy to use if you are just looking for
>> an easy way to cite-while-you-write (the others have this capability too),
>> but you have to use Mozilla in order to use it:
>> There are other more stripped-down versions like Refworks, but for what
>> you want to do I'm guessing that Endnote is probably what you want. It also
>> looks like X7 version has cloud sharing too so you can store your entire
>> library in the cloud and access it anywhere and even share it with up to 12
>> people! Mike, since you are a man on the move, I think you could really
>> take advantage of that...
>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM, mike cole <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Dear Colleagues - In working through a recent review paper, I began to
>>> experience severe difficulties in keeping track of pdfs in connection with
>>> the refs. Are there any recommendations among you for a reliable, pretty
>>> large (able to take several thousand refs/pdfs)
>>> utility that a non-adept could use effectively? I imagine others might
>>> a similar question.... or will have soon enough!
>>> Thanks for any help on this.
>>> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science as an
>>> that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
>> Assistant Professor
>> Department of Anthropology
>> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
>> Brigham Young University
>> Provo, UT 84602
> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Anthropology
> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> Brigham Young University
> Provo, UT 84602