Reference management software

Leonard N. Bloksberg bloksber at pilot.msu.edu
Wed Nov 17 23:57:00 EST 1993


In Article <1993Nov17.164609.6378 at nrcnet0.nrc.ca> "phi at nrcbsa.bio.nrc.ca (Dr. Barry Phipps)" says:
> I would like to buy a software package for management of literature
> references, to be used by a small group of people.  I would appreciate knowing
> what other peoples' experiences are with the different packages available, eg.
> Reference Manager, Pro Cite, EndNote, etc..
> 
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> 
> Barry Phipps
>
Hi Barry
.
	I bought Pro Cite and have been VERY unhappy with it.  Most of the 
functions did not work as specified (eg, importing refs from BRS with the 
BRS link, or printing to an HP laser printer).  The tech staff was NOT
helpful.  I eventually disected the code and figured out how to get it to
print properly on my HPIII laser printer, and they asked me for the info
so they could pass it on to other users.  (problem was only visible on 
multiple page print-outs, so they never found it before).
	I recently started using Papyrus, and I like it a lot.  I have 
started building a database, and it picks up refs from CCOD very nicely.
I printed out a bibliog for a poster, and it worked great.  Am starting to
play with the link to my word processor to write documents, and it seems to
be pretty good so far.  It actually does what you expect, and is very user
friendly.  It is also much cheaper.  Good Luck
.
	Dr. Leonard N. Bloksberg
	Dept. of Crop and Soil Science	
	Michigan State University
	East Lansing, MI  48824
	Bloksber at pilot.msu.edu
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