Posts Tagged ‘bibliographies’

Fun with Zotero inserting citations and bibliographies

  1. If you can install Zotero’s word processor add-ins (for LibreOffice Writer or MS-Word).:
      1. Here are the self-explanatory tool tips of the command buttons for the MS-Word add-in: zotero-ribbon-addins-command-buttons-tooltips
      2. Here is the add-in in action, inserting first one, than multiple citations, followed by generation of a bibliography:


  2. If you cannot, you can still use the “create bibliography from items” of Zotero (which itself can be run under portable  Firefox from a USB stick – no install needed at all). Here is a brief example and insert those into your writing; zotero-create-bibliography-from-item2clipboard2word

Fun with Zotero managing bibliographic references

  1. Curation: word-create-list-style-with-errors
  2. Deduplication: zotero-merge-duplicates

Fun with Zotero downloading instead of typing bibliographic information

  1. This ain’t your grand daddy’s citation manager anymore, restricted to the library IT infrastructure and the venerable Z39.50 protocol. Zotero can turn any online resource you browse into bibliographic information, saving you hours of distracting typing, for rather starting note taking immediately – also ideally done for later reuse in Zotero’s reference manager. zotero-collect-resources-from-web
  2. Better even if Zotero can manage also your PDF downloads, like in this example: zotero-save-collection-from-google-scholar-with-pdfs – including note-taking: Note that Zotero comes with a PDF markup extension.

How to get Square brackets (and hide comments) with ISO690 in Word 2013 bibliography styles

2014/09/14 2 comments
  1. Lots of people online seem to be looking for square brackets with citations in ISO690 style in Word 2013, but having no luck with getting the Bibliography XSL  for older Word versions to work. Trying to edit the old XSL still results in it not loading into the MS-Word Citation Style dropdown.
  2. What is needed is a way to parse the XSL and debug load errors. In the meantime… Smiley
  3. I had better luck with starting from the current Word2013 ISO style. If you stream Office365, this is now in %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates\LiveContent\15\Managed\Word Document Bibliography Styles
    1. Puzzlingly, there is also a %appdata%\Microsoft\Bibliography\Style which some of your edited files get copied to – go figure….
    2. The ISO690 file  I based my variation on is called : TC102851224[[fn=iso690nmerical]].xsl
    3. Copy this file to  %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates\LiveContent\15\User\Word Document Bibliography Styles\
    4. Open it with a text editor (I use NotePad++).
    5. Change “Openbracket” section like so: And the corresponding for closebracket
      <!– trp:   –>
    6. Same principle change for the corresponding for “Closebracket
      1. Lst time I carelessly introduced printing space characters before my closing brackets – just copy the leading chars from a working XML line if you run into this problem.
  4. I also needed to not print “Comment”-field of the source in my bibliography”
    1. Search for:
    2. Comment out the “print”-action inside (easier than changing each bibliographgy type):<!– trp:   
  5. Change the style name. MS-Word 2013 uses “StyleNameLocalized” instead of “StyleName”, so I added a qualifier to each localized name within the test:


  6. Restart MS-Word, and with luck, your styles will show in the ribbon References section style dropdown: image. Apply them (using F9):image
  7. Download: TC102851224[[fn=iso690nmericalsquare0comments]]

First steps with Publish or Perish citation analysis software program

  1. Here is the result for a somewhat less basic query. You can (1) merge identical results by drag and drop, (2) sort by clicking the column header – for finding more duplicates and other examinations of the result set –, with the 1st sort level being the (3) checked/unchecked status. Note that the s”results”summary conveniently aggregates only the items from the query result set that you have not unchecked:  image
  2. Common pitfalls:
    1. Do not search author names without quotation marks, here is why: image
    2. Think about including multiple versions of the author’s name, especially first name: image
  3. You can export,
    1. e.g. as CSV which you can import into MS-Excel (note that MS-Excel does not autodiscover all settings, you  have to set these:)
    2. image
    3. and convert into an Excel table, for further analysis and distribution:
    4. image