Post by lostinwonders on Aug 9, 2013 5:26:01 GMT -5
Hey, does anyone know/use Zotero? It is a free software that manages bibliographic data, a bit like EndNote (which isn't free). And I have some difficulties editing/creating a Citation Style Language which corresponds to the one we have to use in my university :s So, if anyone can help me I would be very grateful!
Oh I prefer Citavi and have only used that and Endnote. Does your citation style not exist in Zotero or can you not get it to change to your preferred style? So I'll try to guess what might be the case for Zotero...I think you need to download your style if it's not in the style repository in txt format and then paste it into the reference pane.
Just in general, I would advise you go to the IT office hours at your uni, they are generally super helpful and if you bring your laptop they'll do it for you and you can watch and learn.
Post by lostinwonders on Aug 10, 2013 9:21:46 GMT -5
Tanks Bina! I have finally succeed in editing a Citation Style which is close to the one used in my university And I will look for Citavi. I didn't know about it. Our teachers only mentioned EndNote and Zotero but of course, there must be a lot of software like that.
I am still amazed that such programma does exist! Why didn't teacher say that earlier? I mean they wait until I am in my last years to inform us about that! But I guess most of our teacher aren't just aware of the existence of such software because most of them, except the young ones, are not really into computer and so.
Glad you found out how to edit the style in Zotero! Love reference management programs, and everyone should be taught about them before starting on a bigger project, like a thesis.
I adore Citavi because it lets me set times for differnt tasks, add quotes, manage references for different projects and I feel most comfortable with the layout because it's well-structured. I have to use Endnote at work, and I think it's most used throughout academia.
In Germany you can find out whether you have access to programs such as Endnote and Citavi through the IT dept and their website.