I am in the early stages of my PhD and am wondering about software to manage references. I can use end note on the computers at uni and get a discounted version (£55) for home use or I can use endnote web and export backwards and forwards. I also have word 2007 and so could use onenote in that.
What do you think I should do?
I use endnote web a lot as I don't have endnote at home. It works fine for me especially with linked sites such as WoK. It means a little more to and fro-ing occassionally but not so much that I feel the need to buy endnote, and I'm getting towards the end of it all now. That said £55 sounds like a decent price. Is that just for one year of use or is it indefinate?
Sorry to hijack your thread here Jepson but I am also thinking of getting EndNote as I am starting my PhD later this year and already losing track of my many research papers and articles; a lot of what I am using for my MSc, and a few of the things I used during my Undergrad degree will definitely be useful so it's not like I am starting totally from scratch. I think I'd prefer to use EndNote, but I have Windows 2007 so would it be better/easier to use OneNote?
Also, how does the online version of EndNote differ from the version you pay for? When I start my PhD I will be in uni approximately 3 days a week and they have EndNote on the computers there, would it be easy to transfer data from the uni computers to my laptop at home?
Finally, my dad is doing a part time MA in art history with the OU and may benefit from Endnote as well (might be an incentive for him to put a bit of money towards it!). Is there a way that I can have two separate sections on it, one for my PhD and one for his MA? Also, could I install it on my laptop and his desktop, but only pay one fee?
Hope those questions make sense, but I'm quite ignorant when it comes to things like this!
Only solution could be having a full version installed as portable on your USB hard drive - by this way you will have full backup on separate device and you can use it anywhere through USB, I googled it and it is possible but not sure if endnote will allow this - I guess they will,
Jabref; which another user suggested on previous post is open source and doesn't cost anything, but we need to compare it with endnote (which is recommended by many users).
Endnote - schmendnote!!!
What you want is a bit of Mendeley action folks!! It's free software, available for download on the web, so no piracy issues, it has an online account so you can install it on several comouters and have access to your papers anywere, and it's simply fantastic. It extracts all the info from papers so you just drag and drop pdf's into the account and it saves it, it has a facility to allow gropus so other people in your dept who have Mendeley can share papers through the same folder and it's so user friendly! I'm in final year and just gutted that I didn't know about it sooner!
I guess mendeley is well ahead in the race, and compatible with all major OS; Free 1 GB web account is a plus :) and I think we won't use much web space; because all the files will be stored locally, I installed endnote as well but this one looks very professional - Thanks for the sharing
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