[Air-L] OT: Article/Paper referenceorganisational software (for Mac)

natalya godbold ngodbold at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 14:18:27 PST 2010


To organise readings for the purposes of citations, I use endnote, which
does have an online version, I've heard the online version is great but I
dont need to be portable.
Seeing as I dont need to be portable but do need to keep track of a lot of
literature, I also use nVivo.
I dump the whole article in, and tag bits to themes I am thinking about.  Or
if its a book, I type in the interesting bits.  Yes, type. :-)

When it comes to writing up summaries or getting a grasp of a field, or
remembering where I read that thing... thats when this system comes into its
own.
I can go, what have I read about internet ethnography again?... and click on
that tag, and pull up all the relevant quotes I have marked.
I also write memos based on readings and leave them in nvivo.

I find that Endnote is good for what its designed to do:  put citations into
your work, in the style you specify.
When it comes to keeping track of ideas, well nVivo is better designed to do
that.

n



-- 
Natalya Godbold
PhD Candidate (Human Information Behaviour / Health Communication)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Technology, Sydney



On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 6:02 AM, Daniel Chamberlain <chamberlain at oxy.edu>wrote:

> You might consider Zotero, a free service developed by the Center for New
> Media and History at George Mason that works as Firefox extension.  Great
> for marking and archiving resources you find online, plugins for OpenOffice
> and Word, nice sync/backup feature, and has options for
> sharing/collaboration.  If you sync your local library with the Zotero
> server, you will be able to view your collection from your iphone (or other
> mobile device).
>
> http://www.zotero.org/
>
> Daniel
>
>
> >> >>
> >> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> >> From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org
> >> >> [mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Richard Forno
> >> >> Sent: Thursday, 25 February 2010 12:17
> >> >> To: live
> >> >> Cc: AoIR-L Aoir
> >> >> Subject: Re: [Air-L] OT: Article/Paper reference organisational
> >> software
> >> >> (for Mac)
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> I use Bookends from Sonny Software on OSX.   Sente is also a good one
> >>  to check out.   Both are, if memory serves, under $100 USD.    And
>  there's
> >> always EndNote if you're feeling adventurous.....
> >> >>
> >> >> Not sure about the mobile aspects on any of them, though.
> >> >>
> >> >> -rf
> >> >>
> >> >> On Feb 24, 2010, at 18:46 , live wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>> Hi all.
> >> >>> I'm looking to organise all the articles I've looked up, downloaded
>  -
> >> and tag them appropriately.
> >> >>> Does anyone have a favourite bit of references organisation
> software?
> >> >>> I'm on a Mac. Would love if it also had an iPhone/mobile component.
> >> >>>
>




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