Managing citations and references

My 11 year old daughter was doing a project recently for which she had to do a bibliography. I was interested to see that she used to compile it: this was on the recommendation of one of her classmates. It took some of the pain out of it, and seemed to make it more interesting: something was actually being made by the program from the data she supplied.

I notice that easybib is one of the tools listed in response to a query on Lifehacker about generating bibliographies. Given the number of tools listed here - including endnote and refworks - this is an area of some demand.

Lifehacker post via Steve Lawson's links.

Comments: 1

Dec 06, 2006
Chris Rusbridge

I've used Connotea a bit for managing references. I'm not sure it's really doing anything useful for me. Only once have I found that the details of the citation had been discovered and filled in for me by Connotea; otherwise I had to do it myself. And I couldn't find out how to get the resulting references into a Word document without downloading them to EndNote anyway. And I couldn't find any particular advantage in the social tagging features.

Perhaps I'm just in a Bah! Humbug! mood...