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[Xmca-l] Re: Reference data bases



Martin,
I have a colleague that uses NVivo to keep a database of references. You
lose the citation capabilities but gain a lot of capacity to analyze
relations between documents. I doubt that would accomplish what you need
but it is an interesting solution to the problem that you describe (and it
suggests that there is indeed a need for something that is a hybrid of a
CAQDAS program like NVivo and a citation manager like Endnote/BookEnds).

So, no I don't know of any good solutions. I'll ask around and see if
anything comes up.

-greg

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:06 AM, Martin John Packer <
mpacker@uniandes.edu.co> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Martin
>
> On Jan 29, 2015, at 11:52 AM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.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?
> > -greg
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Greg Thompson <
> greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Just talking this over with my students yesterday.
> >>
> >> Endnote is probably the most common utility. Here is a link:
> >> http://endnote.com/product-details
> >> Intro and training videos for endnote can be found here:
> >> https://www.youtube.com/user/EndNoteTraining
> >>
> >> 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.
> >> http://www.mendeley.com/
> >>
> >> 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:
> >> https://www.zotero.org/
> >>
> >> 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...
> >>
> >> -greg
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> 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
> >>> have
> >>> a similar question.... or will have soon enough!
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for any help on this.
> >>>
> >>> mike
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science as an
> >>> object
> >>> 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
> >> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> > Assistant Professor
> > Department of Anthropology
> > 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> > Brigham Young University
> > Provo, UT 84602
> > http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
>
>
>


-- 
Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson