Category Archives: Tutorial

Need to Know More About Mendeley?

If you’re interested in learning more about Mendeley, or need access to help tutorials or guides, you should look at this new Mendeley  Resource Center site:  

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The Library’s Pop-Up Consultation Services

Maybe you’ve researching a health topic but can’t seem to find relevant papers in PubMed and are too busy to make a regular appointment with an export searcher. Or, you’re having trouble using reference management software such as EndNote or … Continue reading

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H-Index: What it is and How You Find Yours.

Journals have long been ranked in order of relative “importance” by their journal impact factor (IF), but that system has come under increasing criticism.  There is a more general debate on the validity of the impact factor as a measure … Continue reading

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Having Problems with RefWorks’ Write-n-Cite?

UCSF librarians have encountered several Mac RefWorks users having problems getting Write-n-Cite to work correctly on their laptops. Usually it’s associated with the Mavericks and Yosemite operating systems. These problems are often not reproducible, so it’s been difficult to pin … Continue reading

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Using Papers 3 (Mekentosj) for Collaboration: Papers Online

Though Mekentosj’s Papers application can be considered a reference manager, allowing you to cite research sources and format a bibliography, its greatest strength is its use as an online system to help you effectively manage research collections. Papers 3 for … Continue reading

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EndNote Update X7.2 Provides More Features for Collaboration

EndNote has released it’s latest update, X7.2. The major new feature is the ability to use an EndNote online account to share a library with up to 14 collaborators. You’re also given unlimited online storage so you can store and … Continue reading

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Using RefWorks for Collaboration: RefShare

RefShare is a special feature of RefWorks that allows you to share information in your RefWorks account with others. It’s accessed from the Organize & Share Folder tab: RefShare allows you to share your RefWorks database of just specific folders, or … Continue reading

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Frustrated with PubMed? Finding Too Many Articles? Too Few? There Are Alternatives: Part 1 – Quertle

Many who search in PubMed do not find what they seek. Frustrated by off-topic, too few or too many results they look elsewhere for answers. They know they “should” use PubMed as part of finding biomedical information but can’t seem … Continue reading

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Using RefWorks to Capture Bibliographic Information for a Web Page

A previous post outlined one procedure for capturing bibliographic information for a Web page using EndNote/EndNote Web. It’s a little easier for RefWorks users since you can download the RefGrab-It plugin that’s specifically designed to do this. You download it … Continue reading

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Sharing Your RefWorks References and Bibliographies: How UCSF’s Tobacco Control Archives Uses RefShare

  So, you have a RefWorks database or folder and want to share it with someone. You may have heard of RefShare or come across the Share a Folder option in your RefWorks database. You know that RefShare allows you … Continue reading

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