sfgeorgia wrote:If ever there was a gap in the software, it is right here.
I know this blog was started ages ago, but it is a never ending story...
Mendeley is OK but does not pick up all the details required for correct citation - also just bought from Elvesvier which means it will probably start charging more and it is very much medically bias so lacking in other fields of study...the $$$ will make it not student friendly!
Refworks does not export/import so it means prior lists have to be put in manually - I have hundreds of citations so I am not willing to even start that one... Refworks was very inaccurate when I started using it 5 years ago, so I stopped... it might be better now.
I have a separate folder (about to have a separate project) in Scrivener for references - that I put in APA and Chicago - the two formats I use most, colour code if I need to double check it is correct...
and cut and paste as I need to use...
I then dropbox and references I might need when away from home
If anyone knows of anything else that has appeared please let me know
I use Papers to manage all my references and associated PDFs and love it. It looks good on the Mac (unlike some apps that are ported from Windows), is fast and easy to use. My favourite feature is its ability to automatically find bibliographic details online for a PDF - over the years this has saved countless hours of data entry. I use this feature less often now because it Papers can import a citation file, as well as the document PDF, when visiting the source site. It's import and export functions are excellent. It works well with Safari.
I haven't used Papers much for document citation management (e.g. creation of a reference list within a document) as most of the articles I am currently writing are based on my thesis and I used EndNote for that. I spent quite a bit of time tweaking EndNote settings to correctly create APA-style references, so for the time being I will continue to use both EndNote and Papers, although I expect to switch exclusively to Papers soon.