Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:37 AM
As a fresh Bachelor graduate, i have built up a collection of paper across multiply discipline (ecology, microbiology, biochem & a lot of random topics ><). i read & annotated some of them and used to rely a on "home-made" database from Excel, so that i search for them when i needed them.
however, the growing size of it start to overwhelm my ability to keep the excel up to date (a large central folder of around a GB: ~1700 paper & a few hundred across folders on the desktop).
i m in trial with “Mendeley” & “papers” as suggested by some of the web; would any of any of you have any other recommendation or other clever ideas on sorting out your research database?
I don't mind software that charges at a reasonable price, but prefer those that do it in a single event base, rather than the monthly bases of Mendeley.
thank you & hope to hear advices soon
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:08 AM
I use Zotero, free Firefox plugin (originally, now also as standalone, but it still requires browser to comfortly add new papers, but I think plugin to Chrome is available).
PS: Moved topic to Reading and Organizing Literature, where it belongs, subforum is bit hidden though.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:05 AM
BTW in Mendeley you pay for additional webspace if you need it (more than 1 GB I think)..I don't use this feature so for me it's free...
wikipedia has a nice comparison: http://en.wikipedia....gement_software
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:42 PM
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