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PSAP (LSOE) Doctoral Students Library Guide

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Citation Tools

Citation Tools

  ProQuest RefWorks logo Zotero EndNote Mendeley
Cost Free to BC students, staff, faculty & alumni, as long as BC maintains subscription Free (fee for extra storage) Cost paid by individuals, labs, or depts Free for basic edition
Access Create a BC RefWorks account and login Download browser plugin
(Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
Desktop program & website Desktop program & website
Community strength multi-disciplinary humanities sciences sciences
MS Word plugin yes yes yes yes
Manage PDF’s as well as citations yes, but limited yes yes yes
collaborative group libraries no yes yes yes
Backup none needed, web-based sync via free web account sync desktop program & website sync desktop program & website
Support @ BC BC Librarians and vendor BC Librarians and user community BC Librarians, limited BC Librarians, limited
Key strengths web-based; robust support one-click import from traditional (catalog, databases) and non-traditional (news, blogs, amazon, etc) websites highly accepted by some faculty, labs, and disciplines robust pdf organizer; web community offers large crowd-sourced citation database for discovery of new articles and metrics about influence 
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