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Citation and content management tools
Citation software (also called "bibliographic software," "citation managers," or "reference managers") helps you to:
- import citations from your favorite databases and websites.
- build and organize bibliographies.
- format citations for papers.
- take notes on articles and save them in your collection of citations.
- save and organize pdfs, screenshots, graphs, images, and other files for your research.
- create shared spaces for group/team collaboration
LibX 2.0 for MIT
LibX is a browser add-on you can download for Firefox and Google Chrome. LibX will give you easier access to MIT resources from anywhere
a free program that allows you to manage your citations along with the pdfs. Share your collection with fellow researchers or your lab group. Social software features allow you to connect with other Mendeley users who research similar topics. Available for Mac, PC, and Linux users.
Personal Content Management Tools
Personal content management tools help you organize all sorts of information (notes, articles, documents, images, files, etc.) and work more efficiently. Others let you annotate, cite, and/or share your content.
a research tool that helps collect and organize sources; a free, open-source program that can be downloaded as a Firefox browser extension, and it works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems; also a desktop application thatworks with the Chrome browser.
Get articles and Books (beyond MIT)
If we don't own it, we can get it for you. Your options for obtaining materials are expanding, and the delivery times are shrinking. The bad news - it is not always clear which option is the best for your needs.
Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB)
Request articles and books that are not in MIT's collections. No charges and most articles arrive in 1-2 workdays.
Use this service to order books from Ivy League Libraries (even ones we own that are on loan!). Faster than ILB.
Register to borrow books from the Harvard libraries, including Countway Medical Library.
a tool for drawing chemical structures and biological pathways.
GeneGo is a leading provider of data mining & analysis solutions in systems biology. MetaCore, GeneGo's flapship product, is an integrated software suite for functional analysis of experimental data. MetaCore is based on a curated database of human protein-protein, protein-DNA interactions, transcription factors, signaling and metabolic pathways, disease and toxicity, and the effects of bioactive molecules.