Want relevant PDF’s fast? Try Pubget

October 11, 2011

Our new toy here in the library is Pubget. Its a database which aims to quickly retrieve results and link out through to the PDF.

The first instinct will be to type basic keywords in the blank box to quickly retrieve the first PDF files. It is indeed quick. But remember you can specifiy your results better in the advanced search area.

Search options in the advanced form are sufficient to satisfy most of us, with advanced search fields like PMID or DOI numbers, MeSH terms, etc..

Pubget say that their export format is compatible with Zotero, EndNote and RefWorks. But I have to say I have found limited functionality here on this score with the results only exporting one at a time. More testing needed- and feedback welcomed- Please comment.

The primary goal is to open PDF files as fast as possible. And I can testify that it does work pretty darn well at this.

To link out to Cardiff University material follow this quick vid.



Endnote Web Session

October 11, 2011

I’ll be demonstrating Endnote Web on Wednesday at 1.30pm BST.

This will be the first of many sessions so don’t worry if you can’t make this session. There will be more.

If you are interested in participating in the demonstration please drop an email asap to the distance learning service : dls@cf.ac.uk

To participate in the session you will need the latest version of flash. There will be a demonstration of using the software (by me sharing my screen with you) with questions taken from yourself as we go along.


Inputting Individual References into Endnote Web

March 15, 2011

Screencast Available here

Endnote Web Screencast Getting Signed Up

February 17, 2011

Here is a 4 minute screencast on how to get signed up to Endnote web.


There will be more to follow on using Endnote web soon:

  • Download the Cite While You Write Plugin
  • Manually inserting references into your Endnote Web Library
  • Importing references into your Endnote Web Library
  • Creating a Bibliography
  • Changing citation styles
  • Managing and Sharing your Endnote Groups
  • Watch this space! 😉