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Referencing & Bibliography

Further information

The UK eInformation Group (UKeiG) , previously known as UK Online User Group, carried out a survey of bibliographic software and made its findings available in Mulvaney, Tracy, ed., UKOLUG Quick Guide to Personal Bibliographic Software (London: UK Online User Group, 2000).

Below is a list (not exhaustive) of bibliographic software, which includes links to any further information, online guides and discussion lists. It is not the intention of this tutorial to recommend any one system and you are encouraged to evaluate these against your own needs, see the page on selecting software.

CDS/ISIS

Software developed by UNESCO for storage of non-numerical data. This is freely available from an international network of distributors, but will require some IT knowledge and confidence to install and maintain. Further details from: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/ev.php?URL_ID=2071&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1092072768

A very useful introduction, with links to further support, has been compiled by Dr Egbert De Smet at the University of Antwerp. This can be viewed at http://library.wur.nl/isis/intro/

EndNote

For use on your own computer. More information, and a trial version of the software, is available at: http://www.endnote.com

A number of useful guides have been written. All of these will contain some information that is specific to members of that particular organisation, but there are also more general work-books. Note also that these guides have been written to a particular version of EndNote, so there may be some differences with the verison that you are using:

There is also an EndNote User Forum, where you can get further advice from other users of the software. You can read recent messages at http://forums.thomsonscientific.com/ts/?category.id=endnote

Papyrus

For use on your own computer. Further development of this software has ceased, although the most recent versions continue to be freely available at: http://www.researchsoftwaredesign.com/index.html

Help can be obtained from other users of the software via the online discussion lists. More details can be found at http://www.researchsoftwaredesign.com/Lists.html

ProCite

For use on your own computer. More information, and a trial version of the software, is available at: http://www.procite.com

There is a discussion list for ProCite users, which can be found at http://www.chilandra.com/procite/

Reference Manager

For use on your own computer. More information, and a trial version of the software, is available at: http://www.refman.com

RefWorks

Network-based software designed for use by universities. More information is available at: http://www.refworks.com/

A quick start guide is available from the makers, in Adobe Acrobat pdf format, at http://www.refworks.com/content/quick_start_guide.asp

Suppliers

Check with your academic department to see if they provide any software either free or at a subsidised rate. It is not the intention of this tutorial to recommend any one supplier, the two main suppliers for personal copies of EndNote and ProCite in the UK are: (remember to ask for any applicable educational discount)

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