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Anyone know about citation software for Mac?

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LowLevelWhingeing Fri 06-Nov-09 14:26:57

I've just started a masters course which will take two years. I'm working on my first assignment and it's coming back to me how much a HATE doing reference lists. So bloody TEDIOUS!

So I was wondering if anyone can recommend any citation management software that I can use with Microsoft Office for Mac 2008. I think my uni uses Endnote but I'm not sure if it's compatible - I'm assuming not as is usually the case.

Thanks in advance.

MrAnchovy Fri 06-Nov-09 20:42:47

I'd look at first, you might be surprised.

fruitshootsandheaves Fri 06-Nov-09 20:44:19

oooh can you get such a thing?
I've just done an essay and it would have been really useful!

MrsBadger Fri 06-Nov-09 20:46:04

we are a totally Mac lab and all use Endnote - we have MS Office for MacOs so write in Word, but it'll still work in OpenOffice Writer 3 and the native Mac word processor afaik

LowLevelWhingeing Fri 06-Nov-09 21:03:03

OK....over to I go.........

StewieGriffinsMom Fri 06-Nov-09 21:05:37

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VulpusinaWilfsuit Fri 06-Nov-09 21:08:50

I'm a PC user so I don't know if zotero (firefox add on) will work with a Mac but not only is it BRILLIANT but it is free. Worth a look.

LowLevelWhingeing Fri 06-Nov-09 21:25:51

I've just downloaded a free 30 day trial version of Endnote from here if anyone else wants a go

That's reassuring that your DH uses it with a mac - I just don't trust the compatibility thing!

Thanks Vulpus (are you Vulpusina?) I'll check that out too.

Thanks y'all

VulpusinaWilfsuit Fri 06-Nov-09 21:33:19

I've used lots of citation software (Endnote, Reference Manager and lots of the older versions...) but not on a Mac.

zotero wipes the floor with all of them IMHO, bar a few issues about transferring collections between computers. But because it is open source, it is improving all the time.

It is the most simple and intuitive to collect reference information from a wide range of sources.

[on the name: either will do grin]

LowLevelWhingeing Fri 06-Nov-09 21:37:19

hmmmmm...<strokes intellectual beard>...interesting...

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