Reference Management Tools

Writing a research manuscript is a challenging job that requires great effort and understandings of the research problem. A researcher must know what is known before in the domain, which can be acquired by reading substantial scholarly literature. Reference management tools (software package) allow researchers to collect, organize, annotate, research papers, and insert citations automatically in their manuscripts. ICAST has subscribed to Endnote web, popular reference management, and helps its authors use free and open-source tools by imparting necessary training.

Endnote web

EndNote Web is a cloud-based reference management service provided by Clarivate analytics along with a Web of Science subscription. All CSIR-NAL users can register for EndNote Web with their CSIR-NAL mail IDs through the campus IP range.

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Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. It is easy to install and use. Click on the instructions manual to get Mendeley installed on your system.

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Zotero is an open-source easy-to-use tool reference management tool to help researchers collect, organizes, cite, and share research.

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