Online Workshops on Reference Management Systems in January and February

A new series of online workshops has started. The interactive workshops focus on some popular bibliographic management systems:

  • Reference Management Systems – Introduction & Overview – January 21
  • Literaturverwaltungssysteme – Einführung & Überblick (in German) – January 24
  • Literaturverwaltung mit EndNote (in German) – January 31
  • Reference Management with Papers – February 4
  • Reference Management with EndNote – February 5
  • Reference Management with Mendeley – February 6
  • Reference Management with Zotero – February 8

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
http://www.biochem.mpg.de/en/facilities/ivs/SupportTraining/Workshop/Schedule/index.html

Visual Style Editor for Mendeley and Zotero

The bibliographic management systems Mendeley, Zotero and Papers use CSL, the open source citation style standard, that allows users of different systems to exchange their citation styles.
More than 2.800 citation styles can be downloaded from the Zotero repository. Until now knowledge of XML syntax was required to customize the styles. The new WYSIWYG citation style editor makes it easier for anyone to edit or create new citation styles.

More about the CLS editor at Mendeley Blog or see
User guide for the CSL Editor
Using the Citation Style Editor with Mendeley Desktop

Online Workshops on Reference Management Systems

Here are the dates for the new series of online workshops on bibliographic management systems in September and October:

  • Literaturverwaltung mit EndNote (in German) – September 25
  • Reference Management with EndNote – September 27
  • Reference Management with Mendeley – October 11
  • Reference Management with Zotero – October 18
  • Reference Management with Papers – October 25

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
http://www.biochem.mpg.de/en/facilities/ivs/SupportTraining/Workshop/Schedule/index.html

Online Workshops on Mendeley, Zotero and SciFinder

A new series of online workshops has started. Some of the workshops in June 2012:

  • Reference Management with Mendeley – June 19
  • Reference Management with zotero – June 26
  • SciFinder Workshop Week – June 19-22 (more details [pdf])

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
http://www.biochem.mpg.de/en/facilities/ivs/SupportTraining/Workshop/Schedule/index.html

Zotero requires Firefox no longer

A new version of Zotero has been released. Zotero 3.0 runs outside the Firefox browser now. This standalone version enables you to integrate Zotero into other browsers such as Google Chrome and Apple Safari. Other new features are duplicate detection and a new word processor integration. Find out more at the Zotero Blog.

You are not familiar with Zotero?
It is an open source reference management software which is no longer a Firefox browser extension only. The import of references from web pages and pdfs works easily, adding notices and combining related references are nice features. Furthermore Zotero offers plugins for Word and OpenOffice and supports thousands of publication formats.