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Build a Professional Digital Identity

What does your online digital presence say about you?

Share Your Citations

Sharing citations of your own work and also of those works you find useful promotes your own research profile and builds connections with your peers in the research community.

Citation Sharing Networks are citation management utilities that allow social sharing of collected citations.  Most allow users to:

  • Store citations in the cloud to access from anywhere
  • Choose to share none, some, or all uploaded citations 
  • Create or join Groups based upon affiliation, interest, topic, etc.
  • Share comments on articles
  • Request suggestions for articles 
  • Build connections and networks with peers

The following are three of the largest and most widely used Social Research Networks.

Mendeley

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Mendeley

Mendeley, owned by the publisher Elsevier, is a social research network and citation management utility designed to highlight researcher's affiliations and publications, provide new connections and networking between researchers with similar interests, and offer personalized suggestions of new articles to read or people to follow. Its citation management utility will also store captured or uploaded citations in your personal account and generate formatted bibliographies in a wide variety of publication styles.

  • Primary User Community : Academic researchers, scientists and students
  • Create a Profile to share your publications, affiliations, interests
  • Find new articles to read based on your shared interests
  • Make new connections with peers by searching by name or via the Public Groups
  • Join Public Groups to follow interests
  • Create Private Groups to collaborate on projects

See the Citation Management Guide for more information about citation management using Mendeley

Zotero

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Zotero

 Zotero is a free cloud based Open Source service to help you to store, organize, cite and share the research and articles that you use. It allows you to create or join public or private Groups to share links to articles and documents. Its citation management utility will also store captured or uploaded citations in your personal account and generate formatted bibliographies in a wide variety of publication styles.

  • Primary User Community : Academic researchers and students
  • Make new connections with peers by via Groups
  • Find new articles to read based on your shared interests
  • Join Public Groups to follow interests
  • Create Private Groups to collaborate on projects
  • Use open API to integrate data from Zotero into your own project or site

citeulike

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CiteULike

CiteULike is a free cloud based service to help you to store, organize and share the scholarly papers you are reading. It allows you to create or join public or private Groups to share links to articles and documents.

  • Primary User Community : Academic researchers and students
  • Make new connections with peers by via Groups
  • Find new articles to read based on your shared interests
  • Join Public Groups to follow interests
  • Create Private Groups to collaborate on projects