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Srovnání správnosti bibliografických citací vygenerovaných citačními manažery Citace PRO, EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks a Zotero pro vybrané citační styly

Title in English Comparison of the accuracy of bibliographic references generated for selected citation styles by the Citace PRO, EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero


Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source ProInflow
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Web Webová stránka s odkazem na plný text
Field Documentation, library studies, information management
Keywords bibliographic references; Citace PRO; citing; citation styles; reference manager; EndNote; Mendeley; RefWorks; Zotero
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Description As a result of repeated mistakes in bibliographic references, scientists are interested in reference managers. Currently, there are only few studies which concentrate on the quality evaluation of the bibliographic references generated by these applications. In this research, bibliographic references of online and printed articles, books, contributions to books and web resources generated from the Citace PRO, EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero reference managers with briefly made references according to the citation styles ACS, APA, ASA, ČSN ISO 690, JAMA, MLA and NLM were compared. During the comparison, it was found that no reference manager is able to generate all references in the correct way. The best results were detected in Mendeley which had the total fewest number of mistakes and the fewest number of mistakes for 3 citation styles and in Zotero which had the second total least number of mistakes and the total fewest number of mistakes for 4 citation styles. On the other hand, Citace PRO revealed the most mistakes for 5 citations style, EndNote for 2 citation styles and RefWorks for 1 citation style. All reference managers had problems with generating various data in bibliographic references. It was found that several mistakes were caused by the technical restrictions of the reference managers while other mistakes were caused by the wrong setting of the citation formats. With respect to similar functions of the tested reference managers and the number of mistakes in generated references, Zotero and Mendeley proved to be the most suitable managers.