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Mendeley Acquired By Elsevier 87

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from the that'll-be-$49-per-bookmark dept.
First time accepted submitter alexgieg writes "Academic reference manager Mendeley has announced they're joining Elsevier. They say this won't change anything for Mendeley users and that they're still committed to their Open API efforts, all the while acknowledging that Elsevier's reputation hasn't been the best as of late. If you're currently a Mendeley user will you continue using it from now on? Or will this move prompt you to start evaluating alternatives such as the Open Source, Firefox-based Zotero?"
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Mendeley Acquired By Elsevier

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 09, 2013 @03:10AM (#43398739)

    Elsevier are greedy bastards whose existence has a huge negative effect on science and academia.

  • Re:Zotero is good (Score:4, Informative)

    by Monkey-Man2000 (603495) on Tuesday April 09, 2013 @07:21AM (#43399569)
    I believe all the features you mentioned are included in Zotero, and it can do indexing across pdfs [zotero.org] it stores. You should check it out as they are rather responsive to updates and it is open source [zotero.org] (and free! [zotero.org]) Also, since it is a Firefox plugin, it can detect that you need to be behind a proxy automagically when appropriate, and so it makes adding new citations quite easy. I'm not a developer on it, but just a rather happy user! The only thing I miss from EndNote is an easy way to search Pubmed and pull citations that way, but I suspect they are working on it (or may have added it?) because I've seen other people request this feature in the forums.

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