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ACTG 529 - Research in Accounting

Databases, journals, and web sites for accounting research

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Citation & PDF Management Programs

These are the most commonly used citation and PDF managers and are useful if you are working on multiple projects at once that use the same citations, if you have many citations you want to retain and use, and/or if you are working on a theses, dissertation, or a work for publication. The main headers link to more a detailed guide on each system.

EndNote Desktop

EndNote

  • Free for MSU students, faculty, & staff. See Installation guide.
  • For Windows or Mac
  • Organizes citations, take notes, and format references in Word.
  • Store article PDFs and Figures
  • Automatic PDF import and full text retrieval
  • Integrates well with Web of Science
  • Includes EndNote Web access for sharing
  • Frequently used by MSU researchers

 

EndNote BasicEndNote Basic

  • Free for all users
  • Use to organize citations, take notes, and format references in Word. 
  • Can store up to 2GB of article PDFs
  • Integrates well with Web of Science
  • Web accessible
  • Share groups
  • Login (proxied for access to MSU resources)

 

MendelMendeleyey

  • Free
  • Use to organize citations, take notes, and format references in Word
  • Can store up to 2GB of article PDFs (5GB w/ MSU Institutional account)
  • Emphasizes sharing: Social networking meets citation management
  • Share citations, notes, and annotations
  • On the Web and desktop version (Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad)
  • Web browser import button

ZoteroZotero

  • Free
  • Use to organize citations, take notes, and format references in Word
  • 300MB of storage (more for a fee)
  • Firefox plugin or desktop version (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • Web browser import button