tag text highlights and notes
It often happens that when you read an article or a book, you find other things not directly related to what you are looking for at the moment that can be useful for other projects or other (often later) parts of your research. Being able to tag specific parts of text, and also the notes you take, would be of great benefit for any scholar doing multiple researches or writing a book, when the amount of things to remember and to consider can become overwhelming.
As of now it seems that only Citavi has this feature (although I haven't tried myself yet).
Søren Porskrog has posted a similar suggestion (http://feedback.mendeley.com/forums/4941-mendeley-feedback/suggestions/352643-tagging-part-of-text) but with the aim of text analysis. Anyway simply being able to easily track down all the specific passages related to a specific topic, present in all the things you have read would be enough. Actually it probably would be the maximum a researcher could want.
A similar request has been logged here: http://feedback.mendeley.com/forums/4941-mendeley-feedback/suggestions/352643-tagging-part-of-text and if we were to implement either feature the other would most likely be implemented as well.
Yip, this is the next frontier. What we need to be able to do is drag segments of text to codes/nodes/tags much as you do with qualitative software (e.g. NVIVO). Some people in fact do their reading in NVIVO in order to be able to do this. Others do it manually using word files. But it should be integrated into an all in one organiser/referencing system. Looking forward to it.
This is the only feature I've missed SO much since switching from citavi. Please implement this, it would make Mendeley a such more powerful tool!!
I was going to suggest exactly this but found that it has already been suggested.
It would be super useful for organising research in particular areas, particularly when you're working as part of a research team. It's useful for both the current project you're working on and for potential future reference. Please implement :).
Sounds like a great idea, would be great if implemented like how SENTE does it- this is an ingenious idea. Check this link out 'Note-taking in Sente' http://www.thirdstreetsoftware.com/site/SentePDFManagement.html
Would love Mendeley to have these features where we can easily compile snippets of text that we choose and display to the side of the paper. This might act as index cards which we can organise and order them to write up the award winning paper! (Basically Scrivener http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php for science)
This is what is called "Knowledge Organizer" in citavi. It lets you filter or organize your text excerpts/thoughts/notes created in the different references by the sections of your planed publication (in citavi called categories). At the end you can use the publication assistant and save the compilation with all the text excerpts/thoughts/notes in the right section of your publication and neatly referenced. Would be a wonderful feature for Mendeley too!
I completely agree! I have been searching high and low for a bibliographic manager that would allow me to do exactly this!
I also agree that there should be a way to extract (1) bibliographic information from full articles with the tag (2) specifically tagged quotes from the text and (3) tagged quotes. In other words, make it possible to generate a summary of all relevant tagged content.
Thanks for suggesting this Clemens!
Please also check out (and vote for): http://feedback.mendeley.com/pages/4941-mendeley-feedback/suggestions/352643-tagging-part-of-text?ref=title
They've gotta implement it!
Yes, yes! Do implement it. It will make Mendeley the best!
As for now only Citavi has it, but it's quite expensive
Ken Kusano commented
Cool idea, please implement it!
I agree as well!
Great idea. It would make research so much easier. Hope enough people support your proposal so that it gets considered carefully.