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Scholarly Communication: Open or Shared Bibliographies

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Create an Open Bibliography

An open bibliography allows you and your research collaborators to share citations on a topic or theme.  The list of materials is shared with other researchers - which can help you find more resources on the topic and link you with other researchers.  It is a two-way street - leading you to resources and leading others to the resources you have found on a topic.  You can create open bibliographies using citation management tools such as  Zotero, Mendeley, CiteULike or Siteseer.

Open Bibliography Applications

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Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.

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Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

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citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references
8,340,891 articles - 521 added today.
 Easily store references you find online
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 Share references with your peers
 Find out who's reading what you're reading
 Store and search your PDFs

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CiteSeerx is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.