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[Xmca-l] Re: Reference data bases



Go for it, Huw! Set up one of those start-up sites and see what you can
raise. When you become part of the 1% do we get a %? :-))))

mike

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:31 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Martin,
>
> If you have something specific in mind and you're able to pool a large
> source of (presumably frustrated) donors, then I could write/produce it for
> you all.  Part of the issue, as I see it, is that everything is related to
> everything else.  So the issue becomes how things are related not that they
> are related.  On a similar theme I am thinking of starting up an
> educational news website, because there is so much trash around and so
> much bureaucracy in and around traditional education.
>
> Huw
>
> On 29 January 2015 at 17:06, 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
> >
> >
> >
>



-- 
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science as an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.