Getting started with Paperpile
Go to the Paperpile website, and then select the Start Trial option. This will let you create an account and use Paperpile. Once you have set up your account, go to Settings, then Account and click on Activate site license. Then enter your UCA email address; you will receive a verification email which might go into your junk mail - click on this to verify your account and you will have full access to Paperpile.
You will need to install the Paperpile extension for Chrome to use all of the functionality. Paperpile will ask you to install the extension the first time you visit the Paperpile website. Alternatively go to the Chrome Web Store and install the extension directly from there.
A screencast that will guide you through these steps can be viewed here:
- Getting started with Paperpile (video)
To install the UCA Harvard Style
Follow these instructions:
- Click on the Gear symbol on the top right of the screen and go to Settings. Find Citation Style under the options and select Change Style.
- Alternatively, when viewing your library, Select some references and the Cite option will then become available. From there, click on Cite and Change Style, or select the arrow and click on Change Citation Style.
- In the search box put Creative Arts and select University for the Creative Arts - Harvard.
- Click on the blue option for Set Citation Style and your style will be installed.
How to add references
There are several ways to add references to your Paperpile account. Once you have installed the Chrome extension, you will be able to add references whilst browsing the Internet. This is covered in the following video:
From within Paperpile you can use the Add Papers button to add references manually, import references from RIS files, import your library from Zotero and search online for ISBNs and DOIs. These methods are covered in the following video:
- Using the Add Papers option (video)
Create a bibliography from within Paperpile
Watch this video, or follow these instructions:
- Highlight individual references using the select box on each reference or click on Select to highlight all of the references in a folder.
- Click on the arrow next to Cite, select Change Style and make sure that Harvard – University for the Creative Arts is selected.
- Click on the Cite option - this will copy the bibliography to your clipboard.
- You can preview your bibliography by pressing View.
- Paste the bibliography into your document.
Using Paperpile with Google Docs
Paperpile has a Google Docs plug-in that allows you to add citations and bibliographies to a Google Doc as you write.
The Google Docs plug-in will load automatically in Google Docs if you have logged into your Paperpile account and have installed the Chrome extension. If you are having problems accessing or using the Google Docs plug-in read the Paperpile troubleshooting page. Paperpile have produced a help guide on how to use the Google Docs plug-in.
A screencast that demonstrates adding citations and formatting a bibliography can be viewed here:
- Using Paperpile with Google Docs (video)
Paperpile can create your list of illustrations and image citations.
Referencing images requires a little extra effort when compared with referencing sources that you refer to in your writing. This is because when you locate an image on the Internet, the software will think you are trying to reference the webpage and not the image. You will also need to carry out some additional editing to get the figure numbers for your references in the correct order.
A screencast that demonstrates how to save an image reference from the Internet and then edit it so that it will produce an image citation is available here:
A screencast that demonstrates how to produce a list of illustrations from within Paperpile is available here:
A screencast that demonstrates how to produce image citations and an accompanying list of illustrations from within Google Docs is available here:
Referencing edited books and book chapters
Edited books feature chapters written by different authors; the book will also have an editor(s) who oversees the content of the book. When you cite from a chapter in an edited book, you will need to reference the author of the chapter and not the editor.
When you add an edited book to Paperpile, you will need to edit the record so that it correctly references the chapter and not the editor.
Watch this video to find out how to edit book records so that they correctly reference book chapters.