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Publishing Research Support Documents in Open Access Platform to Improve Research Impact[v1] | Preprints

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Publishing Research Support Documents in Open Access Platform to Improve Research Impact

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How to cite:
Ale Ebrahim, N.; Bong, Y. Publishing Research Support
Documents in Open Access Platform to Improve Research Impact. Preprints 2017, 2017060111 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201706.0111.v1).


Ale Ebrahim, N.; Bong, Y. Publishing
Research Support Documents in Open Access Platform to Improve Research
Impact. Preprints 2017, 2017060111 (doi:
10.20944/preprints201706.0111.v1).





Abstract

Researchers, journals, and universities want to receive more
citations for their scholarly publications. However, a paper citations
depend on its quality, visibility and author’s online profile. Research
support documents (unpublished papers, white papers, project reports,
datasets, software, posters, online resources and teaching materials)
can be additional source for increasing the author’s visibility. To
enhance research visibility and impact, the full range of scholarly
output should be available online on the open access platform. With open
access platform, key research findings are made accessible immediately
to the scientific community. Therefore, the publicly available research
support documents may result in receiving more citations in addition to
the published papers. In this paper we conducted a simplified three
stages study on the benefits of research support documents publications
on open access platform. We also elaborated on approaches of improving
your research visibility and impact through these document.

Subject Areas

improve citations; research tools; research visibility; research impact; documents publishing; highly cited

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

ORCID integration at ScienceOpen - ScienceOpen Blog

 Source: http://blog.scienceopen.com/2016/06/orcid-integration-at-scienceopen/

In:  ORCID  

ORCID integration at ScienceOpen



ORCID integration has been at the heart
of our publishing system since our inception. We like to think that
this demonstrates that ScienceOpen was already thinking way ahead of the
curve for the future of publishing, and recognising the importance of
infrastructure and the value of unique identifiers. ORCID is now a major
part of the scholarly communications infrastructure, and becoming more
so with each passing day.
At ScienceOpen, registration with us
requires registration with ORCID. In fact, if you register with us, we
will automatically provide you the options for registering with ORCID.
Why is this important?
At ScienceOpen, we have always supported the use of ORCID within our services. Membership at ScienceOpen can be updated directly using your ORCID profile, providing seamless integration of the two.
To comment, review and rate articles,
we require an ORCID along with membership at ScienceOpen. If you have
more than 5 articles within your ORCID profile, you’ll gain Expert member status
with us, and free reign of services! We feel this is important to
maintain a high standard of quality for our peer review services. This
isn’t to say that those without ORCID wouldn’t be great referees, it’s
just that this is an explicit minimum standard.
Here’s a little table to help make this a
little easier to understand. We’re evolving all the time to adapt to
the needs of the research community, so please let us know if there’s
anything we can do to enhance our services!
Here’s a crash course in signing up for ORCID and integrating it into ScienceOpen:
1
Step 1. No publication history on ORCID? Sign in to ORCID!
2 3
Step 2: Click on “Add Works”, and follow steps to integrate works from various sources.
4 5
Step 3: Login to your ScienceOpen profile page, and click “Refresh from ORCID”.
6 7
Step 4: After clicking refresh, you
should see your publication record from ORCID integrated with your
ScienceOpen profile. If this doesn’t happen, try logging in and out, or
get in contact with us (jon.tennant@scienceopen.com)
Step 5: Enjoy contributing towards making science more open! 🙂


ORCID integration at ScienceOpen - ScienceOpen Blog

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency – ScienceOpen

 Source: https://twitter.com/Science_Open/status/877382725904113664

Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency

Summary

Due
to the effect of citation impact on The Higher Education (THE) world
university ranking system, most of the researchers are looking for some
helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This paper by
reviewing the relevant articles extracts 33 different ways
for increasing the citations possibilities. The results show that the
article visibility has tended to receive more download and citations.
This is probably the first study to collect over 30 different ways to
improve the citation record. Further study is needed to explore and
expand these techniques in specific fields of study in order to make the
results more precisely.

Related collections

Author and article information


Journal

International Education Studies
IES
Canadian Center of Science and Education
1913-9039
1913-9020

October
11 2013

October
23 2013
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: 11
©
2013
Keywords:

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Evolution of connected health: a network perspective | SpringerLink

 Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-017-2431-x



Scientometrics

pp 1–20

Evolution of connected health: a network perspective

  • Serhat Burmaoglu
  • Ozcan Saritas
  • Levent Bekir Kıdak
  • İpek Camuz Berber
  1. 1.Department of Healthcare ManagementIzmir Katip Celebi UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussian Federation
Article
DOI:
10.1007/s11192-017-2431-x

Cite this article as:
Burmaoglu, S., Saritas, O., Kıdak, L.B. et al. Scientometrics (2017). doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2431-x

Abstract

In
this study, the evolution of the connected health concept is analysed
and visualized to investigate the ever-tightening relationship between
health and technology as well as emerging possibilities regarding
delivery of healthcare services. A scientometric analysis was undertaken
to investigate the trends and evolutionary relations between health and
information systems through the queries in the Web of Science database
using terms related to health and information systems. To understand the
evolutionary relation between different concepts, scientometric
analyses were conducted within five-year intervals using the
VantagePoint, SciMAT, and CiteSpace II software. Consequently, the main
stream of publications related to the connected health concept matching
telemedicine cluster was determined. All other developments in health
and technologies were discussed around this main stream across years.
The trends obtained through the analysis provide insights about the
future of healthcare and technology relationship particularly with
rising importance of privacy, personalized care along with mobile
networks and mobile infrastructure.

Keywords

Connected health Electronic health record Health informatics Mobile health Telemedicine eHealth mHealth 

References

  1. Accenture (2012). Connected health: The drive to integrated healthcare delivery. www.accenture.com/connectedhealthstudy Accessed 18 Dec 2015.
  2. Aghaei
    Chadegani, A., Salehi, H., Yunus, M. M., Farhadi, H., Fooladi, M.,
    Farhadi, M., et al. (2013). A comparison between two main academic
    literature collections: Web of science and scopus databases. Asian Social Science,
    9(5), 18–26.Google Scholar


Evolution of connected health: a network perspective | SpringerLink

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Build your academic brand, because being brilliant doesn’t cut it any more | Times Higher Education (THE)

 Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/build-your-academic-brand-because-being-brilliant-doesnt-cut-it-any-more




Build your academic brand, because being brilliant doesn’t cut it any more




Selling
yourself can sometimes be quite difficult for academics, but as John
Tregoning argues, scientific salesmanship could be vital for career
progression



February 24, 2016







Salesman
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One of the recurring portrayals of academics is unworldliness. There was a mortifying episode of The Apprentice
when the token PhD candidate buckled in the boardroom because they
failed to meet their sales target. The ability to sell rubber dog turds
for an egocentric billionaire may not seem a core skill compared with
pipetting, coding or whatever research-specific thing you do; however,
salesmanship is central, and increasingly so as you progress away from
the bench.


This was re-emphasised when listening to a presentation recently. I
knew the work was brilliant, smartly executed and highly impactful, but
somehow the presenter lost the audience and failed to convey their
brilliance. It wasn’t that the presentation was poorly delivered or ill
rehearsed, far from it. The problem was the sales pitch. I have also
been to some extremely data-light presentations which have conveyed the
story brilliantly. Reluctantly, we need to accept that sales is a major
part of the job: demonstrably so when grant writing, but no less in
papers, seminars, blogs and even thesis writing.


Be the brand: you are the product


We have two things to sell, our ideas (more of which another time)
and ourselves. Of the two, and this may sound a bit “self-help seminar”,
the main product we sell is ourselves. This product is defined by our
CV: where we have worked, on what and with whom. But these strands need
to be pulled together into a single memorable “personal brand” – the
lung T cell expert, the insect neurobiologist, the DNA crystallographer.
This brand comes into play when meeting potential collaborators,
conference organisers and funders. Interactions with other academics
tend to have three levels: an entry-level overview of your work to check
you are in the same field, followed by a description of a specific
piece of work and, if you really click, detailed dissection of
experimental design. There is no space for English modesty: don’t say
“you know, this and that, some stuff on respiratory infections”. Do
define your brand and develop a snappy single-line pitch that summarises
what you do, backed up with an exciting case study. You are pitching
this brand so that when other academics need someone with a particular
skill set they think of you.


Develop the brand: publish or perish


Having crafted your academic brand, you need to generate brand
awareness. This can be achieved in a range of ways, but publishing is
central. One hurdle is the volume of academic material – 93 per cent of
humanities articles, 45 per cent of social sciences and 25 per cent of
science articles never get cited.
Yes, the ideal is the big “impact” (glossy, single-word title)
journals, but don’t get fixated on these to the detriment of getting
stuff out there. It can take some time to generate sufficient reputation
to overcome the editorial activation energy for the glossies (another
example where having a personal brand can open doors). Target the
journals that are most widely browsed in your field: high-volume, good
(but not superstar) quality output is as good as large gaps between
superstar papers and potentially better early in your career. And while
traditional publishing has to be the central strand to your brand, don’t
neglect blogging, tweeting and public engagement.


Sell the brand: break the bread


The final component is networking, which has to be face to face and
not just electronically. Get out there and meet people – you have to be
shameless, but not rude. Invite yourself to give talks in your friends’
departments, talk to people in lifts and in the departmental tearoom. Go
to conferences, consortia and congresses. I prefer small conferences
where you avoid that “total perspective vortex” moment – being exposed
to just how big your field is and how insignificant your place in it is.
Ask questions at meetings, and use the formula: “Hi, I am Dr X at
university Y, in our system we see Z which relates to your findings
because…have you seen the same?” Corner the speaker after talks, ask
them more questions, sit next to people at meals, go to the drinks. Any
(positive) way of getting yourself known is a good thing.


What you waiting for?


I am sure you are all brilliant, you are after all reading this
article! But brilliance in a vacuum is not going to get you a permanent
position or enable you to secure the funding to test your brilliant
theories. You have to sell your brilliance. So this year, get out there,
hone your personal brand to Kardashian levels and start selling
yourself.


John Tregoning is senior lecturer in the mucosal infection and immunity section of virology at Imperial College London. He runs a blog on academic life.
 Build your academic brand, because being brilliant doesn’t cut it any more | Times Higher Education (THE)

What’s in an Academic Name | Beki's Blog



 Source: https://beki70.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/whats-in-an-academic-name/



What’s in an Academic Name

In academia, academic management, discipline, research on February 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm


Pick the name you publish under wisely.


Why do I say that.


In the days of citation counts and impact factors it’s actually
relatively important that you can be “found” in publication searches.


I chose Rebecca E. Grinter to publish under. I chose it because it
was, and remains my legal name. When I married (the most likely time
that the name would change) I was detered by being a resident of one
country and a citizen of another, I decided that the pain of changing my
surname legally with multiple governments was not worth it (hmm, I
wonder whether I could legally be two different people, one in the U.S.
and one in the U.K. another interesting experiment with international
law…). I’m also rather attached to the name Grinter, not just because I
am a keen family historian, but because it’s relatively unusual. I am
frequently the only one in the phone book, and a Grinter event (i.e.
meeting another one) is quite rare so always fun.


I chose the E to avoid the problem that R. Grinter would create. That
would be the other Dr. R. Grinter, or as I know him, Dad. Of course, I
get extra publications if you search me as R. Grinter, so I encourage
everyone who is doing a citation count of me for any reason to search R.
Grinter. But, then of course, there are the times when my “E” gets
dropped, so I end up needing to search R. Grinter to find my own
citations. Initials, for all their distinctiveness, seem to create their
own problems.


And then there are the publications where I am B Grinter. I’m B
Grinter because I go colloquially by Beki (there is one person who calls
me Rebecca, I know her as Mum). So if someone writes up the results of a
workshop and (kindly) puts my name on it, then frequently it ends up as
B Grinter, unless I can intervene and switch it over. This also turns
out to matter for my H-index. I wish that my nickname started with the
same letter as my official publishing name.


I think now I wished I’d started with Beki Grinter as my non-de-plume
for academic publications. It took me a while to realise that it
doesn’t have to be your legal name… although I dunno why I thought it
had to be my legal name.


I think it’s better if its plausibly a name by which you are known.
For example, I think it would be a little odd if I switched to
publishing under the name Paul Erdös. Although I have some colleagues
whose Erdös number would improve. I think what matters more is that it’s
distinct and it’s consistent. Distinct helps people find you, and
that’s hugely useful (it’s an academic brand if I’m honest). Consistent
helps with time. An academic career is built over time, and having the
ability to find people’s earlier works if you find their later ones is
really useful. There are likely ways to mitigate this, I like how some
people move their former surname to their middle name, and others just
let people know on their websites what publications belong to them.


But names are not just academic brands, they are personal choices.
But I can imagine a variety of reasons to want to change your name,
particularly at marriage….


I guess this started out as a reflection on publishing name.
Distinct, consistent, and something plausibly connected to the author
seem like good criteria for deciding what name you want to publish
under.


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How to build an academic brand online

 Source: http://blog.taaonline.net/2015/12/how-to-build-an-academic-brand-online/

How to build an academic brand online

Paula Thompson
Paula Thompson
Lee Bessette
Lee Bessette
If you Google your own name, are you happy with what the search
results show about you and your work? If not, you may want to take steps
to improve your online presence to better reflect your academic brand,
which articulates your unique expertise and affects the way you are
perceived both online and in the real world.


In a recent TAA webinar entitled, “Designing Your Online Presence to
Communicate Your Academic Brand,” veteran higher ed blogger Lee
Skallerup Bessette and academic branding coach Paula Thompson, both of Academic Coaching & Writing discussed ways to create or enhance your online presence to promote yourself and your work.


Discover and Design Your Brand
According to Thompson, the first step in promoting yourself is to
discover and design your academic brand so that you will know what you
want to accomplish with your online presence. Discovering your brand
involves clarifying your scholarly identity, your unique strengths, and
your contributions to your field. A well-designed academic brand guides
the choice of online platforms you will select to articulate the story
you want to tell about yourself and your scholarship.


Select Your Online Platforms
Using the internet to communicate your brand to the world is
advantageous because it increases visibility for your work and brings
all the facets of your career—publishing, teaching, consulting,
etc.—together in one place.


Once you decide on your academic brand, explore the various online
platforms to find those that will work best for you. To select the best
platforms to convey your brand, determine your audience and do some
research to determine which platforms will help you reach that target
audience.


Skallerup Bessette and Thompson shared the pros and cons of the most commonly used online platforms:


Your own website: Personal websites give you
complete control over your content, design, and layout and can increase
the visibility of your work by improving search engine optimization
(SEO), but there are costs associated with buying a domain name, hosting
services, and the professional help that may be needed in setting up
the website. In addition, personal websites typically require a big time
commitment up front to get the site up and running.


Academia.edu:
A social networking site specifically for the academic world,
Academia.edu allows users to share documents such as your articles,
abstracts, syllabi, and CV. It is also SEO-friendly and even provides
reports so you can see who has searched for your work or profile. A
disadvantage is that it is not designed for interaction or dialogue with
colleagues.


LinkedIn:
This social networking platform is geared towards professionals. A
profile on LinkedIn is like a living CV that can include samples of your
work, and a LinkedIn presence is especially good for expanding your
professional network outside of academia. It also offers moderated
interest groups where you can join discussions on various topics.
However, it is not geared toward academic dialogue in particular.


Twitter:
Twitter is a social networking site that allows short communications of
140 characters or less. An advantage of Twitter is that it connects you
to others in your field to promote your research, and Twitter chats can
extend into other online platforms or into real life. Twitter is also
useful for connecting to people outside of academia. The disadvantage of
Twitter is that it can be a big time sink if you aren’t careful. If you
choose to use Twitter, keep in mind that the Twitter community tends to
value conversation over just broadcasting your work.


Facebook and Google+:
These social networking sites are useful for long-term interactions.
With these sites you can create closed academic groups for more informal
discussions, resource sharing, and support. However, there are some
privacy issues based on the display of personal data and many people are
concerned about the fact that all social media platforms make money
from selling user data and displaying advertisements.


Your own blog: Another option for online academic branding is to start your own blog using software such as Blogger, WordPress, or Tumblr.
Blogs are advantageous because they can be a more casual space to
create a dialogue with other scholars, which may lead to invitations to
collaborate. Blogging regularly can also be a way to create a habit of
writing to improve productivity, but blog posts usually don’t “count” in
academic terms.


Other platforms and tools: Other options include Flickr and Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Storify, SlideShare, and YouTube.
The usefulness of these options may depend on your discipline; for
example visual artists would find the photography-sharing site Instagram
especially helpful for posting their work.


Set Up for Easy Maintenance
The next step in building your academic brand online is doing the
work to create profiles and/or your own website or blog. It is important
to take the time to set things up exactly the way you want them in the
beginning so that ongoing updates and maintenance are streamlined for
ease of use and efficiency.


Schedule Time for Brand Maintenance
Once your online presence is up and running, make it a priority to
schedule small chunks of time for brand maintenance; for example,
updating your CV on your Academia.edu profile or writing a new entry for
your blog. Be sure to check with your publishers before posting any
copyrighted work, and keep a high level of professionalism by being
collegial in your online interactions.


If you need help, consider hiring an academic branding coach to help
you articulate your brand, select the best online platforms for your
goals, and launch your academic brand online.



Academic Coaching & Writing will be offering their
webinar, “Designing Your Online Presence to Communicate Your Academic
Brand”, again on March 3, 2016. Register here





How to build an academic brand online

Saturday, 17 June 2017

12 Best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools (2017 Update) - eLearning Industry

 Source: https://elearningindustry.com/12-best-free-online-bibliography-and-citation-tools




12 Best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools (2017 Update)


The Best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools 

Free online bibliography and citation tools
have become an integral part of every eLearning project, especially if
you are on a tight eLearning budget. eLearning content developers make
extensive use of these platforms to avoid being accused of stealing
somebody else’s ideas. However, cost keeps rising if you add fancy
citation tools with elegant and advanced features. So, here are the best
free online bibliography and citation tools that are bound to get the
job done without any extra burden on your eLearning budget.


1. BibMe

One of the most functional free online bibliography and citation
tools on the Internet. All the features an eLearning content developer
needs are there.


  • 4 Citation Styles

    Whether you are using MLA, APA, Turabian or Chicago, BibMe can help you reference your work effectively.
  • Variety Of Sources

    Journals, websites, books and many other sources covering both digital and print format.
  • Plagiarism Checker

    Check your content for plagiarism against a great deal of sources on the Internet to avoid using somebody else’s words.

Features And Plans

  • Free Version Available

    Most of the features are available in the free version.

2. Citation Machine

This is definitely one of the most easy to use free online bibliography and citation tools.


  • Vast Citation Style Variety

    Citation Machine can help eLearning content developers reference in all 4
    major styles, namely APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian. However, it
    provides an immense library of 7.000 additional citation styles for many
    different fields.
  • Resources And Guides

    The platform offers a guide on how to properly cite in APA, MLA and Chicago.
  • Plagiarism Checker

    Much like BibMe, this platform also offers this feature that only comes if you subscribe though.
  • Numerous Sources

    Citation Machine allows you to cite content from books, magazines, newspapers, journals, films and many other sources.

Features And Plans

  • Free Version Available

    Citation Machine offers many of its great features for free.

3. Citavi

Citavi is multi-purpose free online bibliography and citation tool
eLearning content developers can use for their knowledge organization
needs. It is also a reference manager and a task management platform.


  • Research Process Management

    From importing sources, referencing them properly and then exporting
    them, to managing content and allocating tasks in a team, this free
    online bibliography and citation tool does much more than help you
    create a works-cited page.
  • Many Options To Add References

    Citavi gives you the chance to choose the way you want to add
    references. It features 35 options to include automatical or manual
    referencing as well as using a bar code scanner or PDF referencing.
  • Knowledge Organizer

    Two groundbreaking options that are Citavi exclusives enable you to
    organize knowledge in an efficient way. Keywording and a hierarchical
    category system will aid you in adding your own thoughts to the
    platform.

Features And Plans

  • Free Version Available And Various Premium Options

    Citavi will not charge you anything for up to 100 references. Then, you
    have various premium membership options for commercial use, education as
    well as student and personal use.

4. Citefast

While having a relatively simplistic interface, this platform offers
all the major functions of a good free online bibliography and citation
tool.


  • 3 Citation Styles

    APA, MLA and Chicago to cover all your basic reference needs as well as an in-text citation generator.
  • Good Variety Of Sources

    Webpages, books, journals, newspapers and online videos along with many other digital and print sources.
  • Style Guides For All 3 Citation Styles

    Comprehensive list of style tips for APA, MLA and Chicago.

Features And Plans

  • No Subscription Programs

    Citefast offers all of its features for free.

5. Citelighter

An award-winning multi-purpose free online bibliography and citation tool that also functions as an excellent writing aid tool.


  • Automatic Bibliographies And Writing Templates

    Citelighter will generate your bibliographies automatically leaving you
    more time for writing. It also features great writing template variety
    to help you organize your thoughts effectively.

Features And Plans

  • Demo Version And 1 Premium Option Available

    Although Citelighter has a paid version, you do have the chance to test
    out many of its great features for free. Citelighter offers a very
    competitive package in a very affordable price which they claim is 80%
    less than similar market solutions. By contacting them you can find out
    about the price specifics.

6. Docear

Open-source academic literature management and free online
bibliography and citation tool with lots of interesting features that
can assist eLearning content developers in referencing their eLearning materials.


  • Single-Section User Interface

    Easy-to-use layout that allows users to organize documents and
    categorize annotations. It also enables multiple viewing of various
    annotations in different documents.
  • Available In Various Platforms

    Windows, Mac, and Linux to suit the needs of any eLearning content developer.

Features And Plans

  • No Premium Subscription Required

    Docear doesn’t have any premium membership options, but it does give you
    the chance to donate for its running and maintenance costs.

7. Recipes4Success

What’s radical about this free online bibliography and citation tool
is that it gives you the chance to even reference sources like sound effects, music pieces, images and email messages.


  • Automatically Formatted Citations

    You still have to type in all the information but Recipes4Success formats it for you.
  • Simple And Easy-To-Use Interface

    Recipe4Success’s user-friendly interface is applicable to all sorts of needs.

Features And Plans

  • No Premium Subscription Required

    No fee is required for users to utilize Recipes4Success’s features.

8. OttoBib

While we are in the digital era a great deal of information comes
from print publications such as books. OttoBib is one ofthose free
online bibliography and citation tools that are used specifically for
book sources.


  • ISBN Citations

    OttoBib enables eLearning content developers to reference their content just by providing the ISBN number of the book they used.
  • 6 Citation Styles

    MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, Wikipedia and BibTeX to cover all your basic citation needs.
  • Google Chrome Extension

    This add-on allows you to create citations from the comfort of your favorite web browser.

Features And Plans

  • No Subscription Required

    OttoBib does not require any premium subscriptions.

9. RefDot

Although you wouldn’t actually call it a free online bibliography and
citation tool, eLearning content developers can definitely benefit from
this Google Chrome extension.


  • Numerous Citation Options

    RefDot allows you to cite books, journals and web sites.
  • Reference Storing

    References are stored in your Google Chrome browser.
  • Lots Of Features

    Simultaneous author management, XML, standard text and HTML format viewing.

Features And Plans

  • No Subscription Required

    RefDot is a 100% free Google Chrome extension.

10. Zotero

Browser plugin and a great free online bibliography and citation tool
that helps eLearning content developers gather, manage and share their
research sources.


  • Personalized Resource Libraries

    By embedding this plugin you are able to store digital sources of virtually any kind in your library by a single click.
  • Support For Many Sites

    From university libraries to news sites, Zotero provides all the research assistance you need.

Features And Plans

  • No Subscription Required

    Zotero is a free online bibliography and citation tool. As such it does not require any memberships.

11. EasyBib

Free online bibliography and citation tools constitute a functional
way for people wanting to reference various types of content, both
digital and print. EasyBib provides a well-rounded solution for all your
citation needs.


  • 59 Content Sources

    Content sources range from traditional types such as books and journal
    articles all the way to live performances and newsletters.
  • Manual Cite

    Although Easybib provides automatically formatted citations, you also
    have the option to manually cite your references and even add
    annotations.

Features And Plans

  • No Subscription Required

    EasyBib offers its citation features for free.

12. CiteThisForMe

CiteThisForMe is one of those free online bibliography and citation
tools that offer a plethora of features for reference management.


  • Functional Interface

    Citethisforme showcases a great layout. Everything you need is easily accessible from the comfort of your own dashboard.
  • Practical Features

    Great variety in sources, citation styles and editing options. What’s
    more, if you pay for a subscription you can get additional features such
    as a plagiarism checker, a Chrome add-on and a mobile application.

Features And Plans

  • Free Version And 1 Premium Option Available

    Although CiteThisForMe comes with a free version, there is also 1
    premium option available. For $9 you can purchase the premium version
    and get 5 plagiarism checks per month, spelling and grammar checks as
    well as various other features.
Free online bibliography and citation tools are the most effective
way for eLearning content developers to give credit to people whose
ideas they used. More importantly, these platforms offer great and
functional features with no additional expenses, which is extremely
important for maintaining a low eLearning budget for an eLearning
project.


Free online bibliography and citation tools are just one type of tool
eLearning content developers should have in their bunker. Another one
is free tools to create infographics. Read the article List Of Free Tools To Create Infographics For Your Learners and find out about the best free tools to produce quality infographics for online learners.







12 Best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools (2017 Update) - eLearning Industry