As I have alluded to before, cataloging makes my heart race and palms sweat – but not in a good way. Even so, I have found social bookmarking sites like del.icio.us pretty helpful, especially lately when I am trying to keep track of a large number of online resources. I am still on the fence about it’s usefulness in a library setting (e.g. a library setting up a del.icio.us account as a way of sharing useful web resources.)
Today I came across CiteULike, a social bookmarking site aimed at organizing and sharing web-based academic papers. It will extract the papers citation details and then users can add their own tags and share their libraries with others. Currently the following sources are compatible:
ACL Anthology, AIP Scitation, Amazon, American Chem. Soc. Publications, American Geophysical Union, Anthrosource, arXiv.org e-Print archive, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) portal, BioMed Central, Blackwell Synergy, BMJ, CiteSeer, Cryptology ePrint Archive, DBLP, HighWire, IEEE Explore, informaworld, Ingenta, IngentaConnect, IoP Electronic Journals, IWA Publishing Online, Journal of Machine Learning Research, JSTOR, MathSciNet, MetaPress, NASA Astrophysics Data System, National Bureau of Economic Research, Nature, New Scientist, Optical Society of America, Physical Review Online Archive, PLoS, PLoS Biology, Project MUSE, PubMed, PubMed Central, Royal Society, Science, ScienceDirect, Scopus, Social Science Research Network, SpringerLink, Usenix and Wiley InterScience.
Users can add papers from sources not listed above, but they’ll have to enter in the citation info themselves. I can see faculty and grad students really digging this.