In a series of professional development workshops, Dr. Ali Abu Odeh, Assistant Professor, Information Technology department, conducted a workshop on effective management of references in writing research papers and articles.
Dr. Abu Odeh highlighted the significance of automation of reference management in the actual writing of research papers. Using the example of widely used Mendeley reference management software, he illustrated how researchers can create a database of research articles that is portable across the devices and can be reused across several research papers.
In addition to popular formatting styles such as APA and IEEE, Mendeley allows to include hundreds of formatting styles, which cover a wide range of journals and conferences. KIC faculty members from all academic departments attended this workshop and learned time-saving skills in their writing of research papers.