At the moment, I’ve been trying to work out how to best cite blog posts. I’ve got a few bibliographic tools – EndNote which is the “standard” one. That’s reasonably OK – the drawbacks being that the database resides on my work networked drive – but I can access that drive from most places with NetDrive. The other drawback at present is that the ToolBar in Word doesn’t quite work. I can post from EndNote to word, but can’t, on my PC, grab from Word. (I can on other PCs). (My PC has a few oddities, but I’m reluctant to let ISO rebuild it, as it will take forever to get back to the stage that I like it!)
Zotero – includes blog posts as a type of reference. It stores the references locally, so I have to export regularly (it also tends to slow down, so I have to clear it up.) There are some good features though, especially the ability to annotate files etc. Very easy with the tablet PC.
CiteULike seems good & I’ve found a several references via it. However, for some reason the bookmarklet seems to replace the page I’m looking at – not be a popup, as Connotea does.
I’m not so familiar with Connotea, but the fact that its bookmarklet is a popup & so I can see both at the same time is a distinct advantage!
Both Export to Endnote. Connotea says that it imports from it, but I can’t get it to. Maybe it’s the wrong version of EndNote!
Googling, to try to find out more about my particular question – citing blog posts, I’ve found a couple of useful sites:
- Jeremy Douglass has created some code to display the citation at the foot of each post. He’s created a WordPress Plugin for it.
- Robin Hansen discusses whether or not blog posts can harm, enhance or make no difference whatsoever to an academic career.
- Dennis Jerz makes some suggestions for how to cite blog posts & comments in MLA style.
The citation plugin is now running, though I have to sort out the formatting!