citation management

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Papers helps users collect and curate the research material that they're passionate about. From citations to search, Papers will improve the way users find, organize, read, and cite.

Find
Federated search across 25+ search engines. From PubMed and Scopus to arXiv and Google Patents.

Read
Focus on reading with the full-screen reader, which supports highlights, annotations, and tabs.

Organize
Throw out those folders of uncategorized PDFs and let Papers organize your documents.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 May 2016

JabRef is a graphical application for managing bibliographical databases. JabRef is designed specifically for BibTeX bases, but can import and export many other bibliographic formats. JabRef runs on all platforms and requires Java 1.6 or newer.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 20 Apr 2016

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help users collect, organize, cite, and share their research sources Users can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of their libraries, enabling them to find exactly what they're looking for with just a few keystrokes.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 6 Aug 2015

Citavi's core features are reference management, knowledge organization, and task planning.

Reference management

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 2 Aug 2015

Paperpile is a web-based commercial reference management software with special emphasis on integration with Google Docs and Google Scholar. It imports data from academic publisher websites and from databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, Google Books, and arXiv. Paperpile can retrieve and store publication PDF files to the user's Google Drive account.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 8 Jul 2015

Reference management entails the collection, annotation, curation, and citation of published information. Bookends simplifies these tasks. Bookends can perform Internet searches to retrieve references and associated pdfs or web pages, or immediately find and import references for which you already have the pdf. Versatile groups (static, smart, and virtual), term lists (keywords, authors, etc.), reference cross-linking (links), multiple notecards per reference, PDF annotation, tag clouds, and instantaneous live searches help organize and find information in your personal collection.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Citeline was a web-based service that assisted with the publishing of bibliographies and citation collections. Users could create interactive exhibits and share your data online. Additionally, users could also import Zotero and BibTex files. Citeline was one of MIT's Simile project that has since been retired.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

MLA, APA, Chicago / Turabian and most-common Bluebook forms as an integrated citing and note-taking platform for individual or group projects. Prompts for analysis of source types and is unique in offering teaching support and personal help on any citation. Instructor / librarian view allows teacher to comment on work-in-progress providing just-in-time feedback in-context. Archives copies of web pages and pdfs which can be annotated. Dashboard provides long-term access to a portfolio of work.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

RefWorks allows users to create personal databases and use them for a variety of research activities. References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases. The databases can then be used to manage, store, and share the information. Users can automatically insert references from their database into their papers and generate formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds.

RefWorks allows you to…

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Bibliogo is a journal article web app that allows you to create and share bibliographies, manage journal alerts, follow feeds, tag citations, and order articles. You can connect your LinkedIn account, and others, with this web-based app.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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