Save your bibliography

Users can save their bibliography with the help of a Citation Management Software. Such tool reveals very useful to manage and maintain a bibliographic reference database.
The said program integrates its own functions with text editors like Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer or Pages, allowing the automatic creation of a bibliography that users can include in the document they are working on. Moreover, some programs offer the chance to share citations, find those related to one’s own interests, archive and classify scientific articles published in PDF format.
The libraries of the Unito Library System offers information and assistance on the following softwares:
  • EndNote: commercial product of Thomson Reuters; it works on Windows and Mac. It can be synchronized with its online counterpart EndNote Web, which is free for all UniTo users after the University of Turin subscribed the platform ISI Web of Knowledge. To use this tool, a web account should be previously created.
  • Mendeley: an easy to use software - the basic version is free. It can manage groups of users who are enabled to share bibliographies and articles by using a rich community-based bibliographic database. It is available for all operating systems.
  • Zotero: free, open source software which was born as a Firefox browser extension. Now available as an independent application compatible with all operating systems, it shows high versatility in grabbing citations from editorial platforms. See our guide.

With Eureka you can save your search results. If you do not authenticate with your SCU credentials, you can temporarily save the documents selected - by selecting them via the "save" star in the top right-hand corner of the bibliographic record's short view - create a bibliography (saved lists) and email it to yourself. Via the "cite" option you can select a citation style of your choice (>open the copy & paste drop-down to view the available citation formats) and export texts to EndNote, RefWorks and Ris.

If you authenticate with your SCU credentials you will be able to long-term save the documents you select, following the procedure described above.

In addition, once authenticated you will be able to: see your search history, from the history screen - by clicking on "Actions" - you will be able to save in 'saved searches' your search strategy (and see what criteria were applied for that specific search).

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