Research paper management

Jose de las Heras jose.delasheras at virgin.net
Wed Aug 25 17:59:02 EST 2004


"Don Incognito" <imperat at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Tom Knight <tk at csail.mit.edu> wrote in message
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> > I have many PDF files which I would like to organize and index.  How
> > do others deal with online paper files?  I'd be especially interested
> > in methods for linking into Pubmed or other bibliographic reference
> > systems.
>
> I dump them all into one folder named, simply, "PDF". The organization
> is in the filenames, specifically, like so:
>
> (X, Y) Insert title of this paper here.pdf
>
> where
> X = Surname of the senior author
> Y = Senior author's initials
>
> Doing a Find in Windows is usually easy enough from here; I use
> Endnote to link the papers I need in as I need them.
>
> HTH.
>
> Don Incognito
> Insert "spam" in the subject to reply.

I do something similar, my files are in the format:
Name_JournalYEAR-couple_of_keywords.PDF

Not the best, but it works and requires little effort. As you say, Windows
Search is enough.

Jose





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