Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me Where I Put That!: Research Management Software Demonstration and Discussion

South Bay Room

Wednesday July 11, 2012

10:45-12:15 PM

Led by Sarah Ramdeen and Ed Benoit

The modern academic consumes a vast array of scholarly materials, increasingly maintained in digital form. Similar to the overflowing file cabinets of old, these digital files (both articles and notes) quickly overwhelm simple hard drive file management systems. Recently, several software packages and web-based applications emerged promising various levels of bibliographic and annotation control and/or manipulation, but which one best meets the needs of doctoral students? This workshop will introduced several of these programs including DEVONthink, EndNote, Evernote, Mendeley, RefWorks, and Zotero. We will discuss their associated strengths and weaknesses, while encouraging feedback from those experienced with the programs’ use. Finally, we will demonstrate the use of Evernote and Mendeley, providing useful tips and a real world experience with the tools. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of existing research management programs, their benefits and limitations, and some hands on experience with Evernote and Mendeley.

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