Searching the Literature for Animal Testing Alternatives: A Tutorial
Manage Your Results
Keeping track of what databases you have searched, what keywords and questions you used in each database, and the results from each search can be a time-consuming and tedious enterprise, but it is critical. UNC-CH supports several online citation management programs that can help you organize and manage your literature search results.
Citation management software programs have some major advantages over card files and spreadsheets, though these are also valid options.
- You can import abstracts from many databases directly into these programs instead of having to cut-and-paste.
- You can organize and attach notes to each included reference.
- You can automatically format your stored citations according to a huge variety of styles, including APA, MLA, AMA, and more.
- You can export an automatic report or file of your saved citations, with or without annotation.
Comparing reference managers
|HSL Online Guides||EndNote||Zotero||Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)|
|Classes at HSL||EndNote Classes||Sciwheel Classes|
|Cost||Under $100 through UNC-CH
||Zotero is free||Free through UNC-CH|
|Notes||See EndNote Basic/Online guide for further details on the free online version||Use this link to create account. Select No, I'm a new user then select password.|
|How is it used?||Computer
|Major citation styles?|
|Annotation of PDFs|
|Locate full-text using UNC-CH subscriptions||
Instructions for EndNote
Instructions for Zotero
Instructions for Sciwheel
|Adds citation from a PDF|
|Sharing options||X7 and above users have sharing options / email compressed libraries||See group options here
||Share unlimited projects and manuscripts|
|Free online storage||X7 and above: unlimited||700+ papers
(more space can be purchased)
|Word Processor||Microsoft Word||Microsoft Word
Manuscripts for Mac