A Cite for Sore Eyes
For most of my academic career, my research and citation model has been relatively low-tech: I’ve simply typed my citations into Word documents (or sometimes found a research assistant to type them for me). And sometimes I paste in common sources from the footnotes in my older articles. That’s it. It’s pretty basic — not quite writing-it-out-longhand, but probably not a particularly effective method, given advances in technology.
After recently conversations with colleagues who seem enamored of one or more of the citation-management programs available, I’m dipping my toe into this area. I’m also wondering how widely used these programs are. Some law library and other websites have collected links and information on some of the available programs, or offer specific tips on how to use them. I’m still a neophyte, but some of these programs look intriguing — provided I can figure out how to use them.
For this poll, please indicate whether you use Zotero, RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote, or some other citation-management program in your own legal scholarship. And please weigh in in comments with any thoughts on the merits of your own prefered system.