The functionality of bibliographic management systems for mobile devices is often highly limited. But there are some solutions (both iOS and Android) available for Zotero (while there are no official Zotero apps for mobile devices). So you may access and edit your Zotero library on your mobile phone or tablet.
Zotero for mobile:
Zotero Reader web app tour:
If you are currently working with a reference management system and want to switch to EndNote it is no problem to take your references with you.
If you are switching from Reference Manager to EndNote, this video will show you how to do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcIKlnUPhwY&list=PL32C57F72E59A685D&index=2
How to export references from Zotero and then import them into EndNote is shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FkJW66ODws&list=PL32C57F72E59A685D&index=13
Switch from Mendeley to EndNote is shown in these pictures: http://endnote.com/sites/en/files/media/basic/mendeley2endnote.pdf
And if you have a set of references in a spreadsheet or database program, here’s how to get them into EndNote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28XuGsjiIoI&list=PL32C57F72E59A685D&index=4
There are a lot of comparisons of commercial and non-commercial reference management software available on the web. We recommend the following tables created by librarians:
To decide which one of the many reference management systems to use, first aks yourself the following questions:
- Which system do my colleagues use?
- Is the system compatible with my operating system/word processor?
- Which databases are available for import?
Here are the dates for the upcoming online workshops on bibliographic management systems:
- Reference Management with Mendeley – June 4
- Reference Management with Papers – June 6
- Reference Management with Zotero – June 13
- Literaturverwaltungssysteme – Einführung & Überblick (in German) – June 25
- Literaturverwaltung mit EndNote (in German) – July 2
- Reference Management with EndNote – July 9
All workshops begin at 10:30 am and last 90 minutes.
Attendance is free of charge for staff and guests of the Max Planck Society, but online registration is required.
The online workshops are offered by the Scientific Information Retrieval Services for the Biology & Medicine Section of the Max Planck Society. Find more details on schedule, technical requirements and registration at