A list of sources in a Word doc isn't gonna cut it.
September 6, 2012 12:48 PM Subscribe
I'm writing my MA capstone research paper and feel like I need to step up my game with managing citations and possibly using something other than Word. Help?
posted by brilliantine to Education (11 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I saw this
thread asking what software is helpful for a thesis, and this
one asking about biblio software. Both are at least a couple years old, so I wanted to see if anyone has any other suggestions. I'm willing to pay some money for a good product (maybe up to $50ish) but realistically this is the last paper I'll be writing for a while and I can't afford to shell out much. Free is awesome.
I have a PC (generally using Firefox) though it would be nice if I could also do some work on the iPad. Right now I have a bunch of PDFs saved in dropbox and would like to be able to organize those in a more searchable fashion. Being able to make notes on them would be wonderful.
Right now I'm leaning towards using Zotero and LaTeX.
This is by far the longest paper I'll ever have written (I think 25 is where I topped out before) and I really want to do it right.