Sunday, 16 March 2008

Academic social bookmarking: Online Endnote and more...

When writing papers, academics use Endnote or similar to manage their references. Recently there has been the emergence of online services that not only manage references, but also add in the function of social bookmarking. Social bookmarking is when anyone online can bookmark an interesting webpage and also see what everyone else is marking (eg and Flickr). This helps to see what other colleagues in the field are reading and leads to discovery of new papers (as well having your references available from any computer anywhere).

The main services to choose from are CiteUlike (Uni Manchester), 2Collab (Elsevier), and Connotea (Nature publishing)
Here is a review of the choices available from an article in the Times Higher Education supplement. See an overview of CiteULike here

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