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NURS2231 Adult Health Nursing I Clinical Laboratory

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Evidence Based Research is necessary to provide the best Nursing Care. This Course Guide will provided the strategy to retrieve the best Evidence Based Nursing Research.

RefWorks Announcement

After careful consideration of cost and the development of robust alternative open access tools, we have decided that we will be discontinuing RefWorks for the BC community. RefWorks will continue to be available until June 30, 2022 while we help users migrate to other tools.

If you are a current RefWorks user, we encourage you to explore other options and migrate any sources you would like to keep. Library staff are happy to assist you in this migration and to answer questions about upgrading to alternative options such as Zotero.  Please Ask Us.

Basics

  Zotero
Zotero
Mendeley
Mendeley
EndNote
EndNote
Cost Free ($ for more cloud storage) Free for basic edition Cost paid by individuals, labs, or departments
Access Desktop app,  browser plugin, & web account

Desktop app & web account

Desktop app & web interface

Availability after BC Free Free At cost
Help Guides BC Zotero Guide Mendeley Tutorials Endnote Training
Help Contacts

steven.runge@bc.edu

chris.strauber@bc.edu

sarah.barbrow@bc.edu

enid.karr@bc.edu

enid.karr@bc.edu

sarah.barbrow@bc.edu

Core Functions

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Zotero
Mendeley
Mendeley
EndNote
EndNote
Adding References
  • Import via browser plugin from library catalog, databases, web, or via doi
  • Import bibliographic files
  • Auto-retrieval from pdf files
  • Import via browser plugin from library catalog, databases, web.
  • Import bibliographic files.
  • Auto-retrieval from pdf files
  • Import from catalog & databases; reference capture from web 
  • Import bibliographic files
  • Auto-retrieval from pdf files
Creating citations
and bibliography

Add via plugins to

  • MS Word
  • Google Docs
  • LibreOffice

Add via plugins to

  •  MS Word
  • OpenOffice

Add via Cite-While-you-Write to

  • MS Word
  • OpenOffice
Collaborating
  • Share group libraries via syncing or online
  • Public or private
  • Shared groups for citations
  • Limited sharing for pdf's
  • Share library with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users
Storage
  • Desktop: unlimited
  • Cloud: 300mb free, more for fee
  • Desktop: Unlimited
  • Cloud: 2GB free, more for fee
  • Unlimited

Strengths & Weaknesses

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Zotero
Mendeley
Mendeley
EndNote
EndNote
Key Strengths
  • Open Source
  • Robust notes
  • Public folder sharing
  • Robust pdf organizer + pdf annotation
  • Crowd-sourced citation database
  • Influence metrics
  • Comprehensive styles
  • pdf annotation
  • Unlimited file storage
Disadvantages
  • Support limited to online documentation & user groups
  • Limited storage
  • Recently bought by Elsevier
  • Institutional account web-based only, with no export option
  • $$$