Coming out of my hole

Wow, I suck at this whole blogging thing.  How long has it been? Months?

Anyways, I have decided to come out of my hole to share what I’ve discovered recently.  While procrastinating running some experiments and reading some comments on another blog ( I discovered a free pdf organizer called Mendeley.

In the comments it had rave reviews, so I decided to give it a try.  I’ve only been using it a couple of weeks, but so far I like it.  It automatically retrieves info so you don’t have to manually enter things like author, title, year.  I can also write my notes and keep it with the paper.  Before I would have to have the pdf open and a separate word document.  That works well too, but I sometimes found it to be annoying to have so much open at once.  Also there I would have to remember where I would have both files (which would be fine if I were organized, but I’m not.

Do you use software to organize your papers?  If so, what do you use?


About myscientificlife

Welcome to myscientificlife! I recently completed my undergrad at State University. I am currently taking a year off of school and applying to graduate schools. This lovely blog is mostly about my journey towards grad school and other things I find interesting, such as food, podcasts, and books. Probably mostly food. You can reach me at
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