Mendeley Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, Mac and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers. Mendeley requires the user to store all basic citation data on its servers—storing copies of documents is at the user's discretion. Upon registration, Mendeley provides the user with 2 GB of free web storage space, which is upgradeable at a cost.
KBibTeX is a reference management software primarily for BibTeX which is typically used in conjunction with TeX/LaTeX. Beyond normal editing capabilities, KBibTeX offers features such as searching and importing new references from Google Scholar or BibSonomy. KBibTeX is written using the KDE framework, but is not part of the official KDE Software Compilation or KOffice. KBibTeX
ApexKB (formerly Jumper 2.0), is an open source web application script for collaborative search and knowledge management powered by a shared enterprise bookmarking engine that is a fork of KnowledgebasePublisher. It was publicly announced on 29 September 2008. A stable version of Jumper (version 184.108.40.206) was publicly released under the GNU General Public License and made available on Sourceforge on 26 March 2009 as a free software download. Jumper 2.0
JabRef is a reference management software that uses BibTeX as its native format. JabRef provides an easy-to-use interface for editing BibTeX files, for importing data from online scientific databases, and for managing and searching BibTeX files. JabRef is released under the terms of the GPL license. The application is programmed in Java, and is maintained for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Features JabRef
EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is produced by Thomson Reuters. Features EndNote groups citations into "libraries" with the file extension *.enl and a corresponding *.data folder. There are several ways to add a reference to a library: manually, exporting, importing, connecting from EndNote. The program presents the user with a window containing a drop-down menu to select the type of reference they require (book, newspaper article, film, congressional legislation, etc.), and fields ranging from the general (author, title, year) to those specific to the kind of reference (ISBN, abstract, reporter's name, running time, etc.) EndNote
Citavi is a reference management program for Microsoft Windows published by Swiss Academic Software in Wädenswil, Switzerland. Citavi is widespread in Germany, with site licenses at most German universities, many of which offer training sessions and settings files for Citavi. Versions Citavi is descended from a reference management program called LiteRat, developed at the Heinrich Heine University in 1995, and considered version 1.0. The first version to bear the Citavi name was released as Citavi 2. Version 3 was released in November 2010, the first version with a user interface in English (prior versions were in German only). Citavi
Zotero /zoʊˈtɛroʊ/ is free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDF files). Notable features include web browser integration, online syncing, generation of in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies, as well as integration with the word processors Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org Writer and NeoOffice. It is produced by the Center for History and New Media of George Mason University (GMU). History Zotero 1.0 EndNote lawsuit Zotero
WizFolio WizFolio is a web based reference management software for researchers to manage, share their research and academic papers and generate citations in scholarly writings. It uses plug-ins (HTML parsing technology) to collect bibliographic information, videos and patents from webpages. History Developed by WizPatent Pte Ltd, its alpha version was launched on 12 May 2008, and the beta on 22 June 2008.
RefWorks Functionality and features Users' reference databases are stored online, allowing them to be accessed and updated from any computer with an internet connection. Institutional licenses allow universities to subscribe to RefWorks on behalf of all their students, faculty and staff. Individual licenses are also available.
Papers is reference management software for Mac OS X and Windows, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. Papers (software)
Qiqqa Qiqqa (pronounced "Quicker") is a freeware and freemium reference management software that allows researchers to work with thousands of PDFs. It combines PDF reference management tools, a citation manager and a mind map brainstorming tool. It integrates with Microsoft Word XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010 and BibTeX/LaTeX to automatically produce citations and bibliographies in thousands of styles. Researchers and research groups can store, synchronize and collaborate on their PDF documents, annotations, tags and comments using the internet cloud-based Qiqqa Web Libraries. History The development of Qiqqa, based in Cambridge, UK, began in December 2009 and was first released as a public alpha in April 2010. The first version offered PDF management and brainstorming capabilities.
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