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Swets launches a smart manifesto for Mendeley

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To support the launch of its Mendeley special edition, Swets has just released a subtile and very smart booklet that presents different challenges of the libraries in the digital age. It comes as well to define how social media have taken an important place into the research workflow.

More and more students and researchers are turning to Mendeley to help facilitate their research. Mendeley’s unique, user-led research environment combines a powerful reference management tool with sophisticated social networking software. With more than 1.4 million active users, Mendeley has transformed the academic research landscape, creating new pathways for collaboration among students, professors and their peers around the world“.

A comparison table demonstrates how the collaborative and free tool Mendeley is equal or better than paying or free competitors (Endnote, Zotero, Refworks).

The white paper is free of charge:

Swets. White paper: Where is the library in the digital workflow of research? Research in the age of social media. 2012. 18 p.


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March 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

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A nice bibliography and citations maker

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EasyBib is a web-based bibliography maker, designed by ImagineEasy and now supported by the library cooperative OCLC.

Pick-up your references from various sources (websites, books, articles, etc.), choose your citations format and import your bibliography in MS Word or in Google Doc…

Very intuitive…  Might become a serious competitor of Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks etc.

A pity: the freemium version gives ads on the right side

Written by hbasset

January 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm

3 Social bookmarking solutions for research Collaboration compared

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A social bookmarking fan compared recently 3 of the great free tools: Zotero, Connotea (Nature) and 2Collab (Elsevier). 

2Collab “is in many ways the best of the three“.
The emphasis on collaboration makes 2collab more than just a place to store, categorize and manage your scholarly bookmarks. It is also easy to discover new research material, share and identify quality information and mine the collective wisdom of experts. You can also form discussions in private groups or openly with the wider scientific community.
You can add references easily by using a bookmarklet in your browser or importing them from your browser, another social bookmarking or bibliographical site (
You can export references in different format. In addition, your library can be shared online with groups of colleagues.

Written by hbasset

March 31, 2009 at 7:43 pm