I mentioned before that Mendeley was out and appeared great.  After reading comments on it from another PhD students and faculty I am now wishing I had the time to move over to it.   I may do it yet… (AFTER I defend my proposal November 9th).

In the meantime, if you are curious about how to use a tool that catalogs pdfs, inserts citations and allows you to take notes all in one interface, check out these articles:

SXSWi discussion: Mendeley

Using Mendeley for Research Management

Using Mendeley to Manage Readings and Citations

Another reason I love Mendeley: Grading student projects!

If I decide to convert after the proposal review, I’ll write up my process.