Bibliography reference management
The different bibliographic reference managers share the same basic functionalities: storage of bibliographic references; description, organization and retrieval of references; creation of bibliographies and citation tools, as well as sharing references.
Mendeley is a bibliographic manager that combines a web version with a Desktop version. It also incorporates Web 2.0 functionalities that allow you to share bibliographic references with contacts and browse the content uploaded by other users. This system allows managing and sharing research documents. It combines a reference management and PDF document management application with an online social network for researchers. Mendeley automatically extracts article metadata and references from PDF files. It also retrieves additional information from Crossref, PubMed, ArXiv, etc.
The bibliographic reference manager EndNote is available to all UCA users within Web of Science for free thanks to the national license of the FECYT. This program allows you to create a personalized database of up to 10,000 references and organize your personal bibliography. In addition, it offers hundreds of different formats for bibliographic references and import from numerous sources and databases, as well as share references with other Endnote users. The “Cite-While-You-Write” functionality allows you to quickly import and format the reference in a text document.
Zotero is a reference manager that works in web environments. It is free software, with an open license. Although it originally worked as a Firefox browser extension, since the latest versions it is a stand-alone program, which works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It still maintains a connector with Firefox that can be installed if prefered, like many other plugins. The manager allows you to obtain references, manage, cite and share research works of any origin and origin from the browser itself. In addition, it allows you to export the data in different styles of citations, reports and bibliographies.
The Refworks reference manager allows you to create an online database with references automatically extracted from many databases and portals. The information can be organized in folders that can be shared,
We can generate bibliographies, write our work and insert citations automatically, etc.