So I sent out this tweet yesterday and it produced a bit of a response, so I thought it would be good to get an idea of how people reference when writing papers and grants:

Here is how I do it in Word and Mendeley.

1) Create a new group in Mendeley Desktop

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2) Find a paper I want to cite in pubmed

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3) Click on the Mendeley Chrome plug-in and save it to my new group

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4) Click “insert a citation in Word”:

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5) Search and add the citation in the Mendeley pop-up:

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6) Change the style to something I want….

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7) here choosing “Genome Biology”
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8) Add my bibliography by clicking “Insert Bibliography” in Word:

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9) Rinse and repeat and I generally add publications iteratively as I write 🙂

 

In an ideal world this would spurn many other blog posts where people show how they use alternate reference managers 🙂