Papers

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What is it?

Papers for Mac or Windows is a citation manager focused on helping researchers "collect and curate" research material.

  • http://www.papersapp.com
  • A Papers 3 license entitles you to use Papers 2 for Mac, Papers 3 for Mac, and Papers 1.5 for Windows. You can activate up to three computers at a time. Licenses can be used with both Papers for Mac and Papers for Windows.
  • Papers for Windows now syncs with Papers for Mac and Papers for iOS! Your library can be made available to each of your computers and iOS devices.
  • Requirements: Papers 3: Mac OS X Lion and above. Papers 2: Mac OS X Snow Leopard and above. Papers 1.5: Microsoft Windows XP or later. Papers iOS: iOS 6 and above, 2nd Gen iPad, iPhone 4 or newer.

Customizing Papers for UW-Madison

For Mac:

http://support.mekentosj.com/kb/how-to/configure-papers-to-work-with-your-library-proxy
  1. In the menu bar, click on Papers then Preferences
  2. Select Access
  3. In the library proxy drop down menu "none" is selected by default
  4. Select University of Wisconsin-Madison from the drop down menu
  5. In the LIBRARY WEBSITE URL box, type the following URL: http://www.library.wisc.edu/

For Windows:

http://pfw.mekentosj.com/kb/getting-started/options-access
  1. In the menu bar, click on File then Options then Access
  2. Select University of Wisconsin-Madison from the Use Library Proxy drop down menu
  3. In the LIBRARY WEBSITE URL box, type the following URL:http://www.library.wisc.edu/

For iOS:

http://support.mekentosj.com/kb/papers-for-iphone/configuring-papers-for-ios-to-work-with-your-library-proxy
  1. In the sidebar, tap Settings then scroll down to the Proxy Settings area
  2. In the Proxy Settings box, enter: http://ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/login?url=%@
  3. While searching within Papers, if you encounter a journal website that is access-restricted, tap the address bar to invoke an action pop-up.
    • Tap Login/Authenticate.
    • Papers Login/Authenticate pop-up.
    • On the Libraries' Remote Access to Library Resources page, tap Login With Your NetID.

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