Reference Manager

John V. Weil weil_j at defiance.hsc.colorado.edu
Mon Apr 17 21:29:24 EST 1995


In article <3ml54c$384 at highway.LeidenUniv.nl>, heinen at rulg18.leidenuniv.nl
(Wouter Heinen) wrote:

> Is anybody familiar with the Reference Manager (RefMan) program? If so,
> could you point me to the distributor(s) or vendor(s).  Presumably this
> journal/reference database program was designed to suit the needs of
> researchers in the area of the bio-sciences.

Yes, but don't do it. This is counter-intuitive, very kludgy
software--EndNote by Niles Associates is far, far better - you will be up
and running right away with no instructions.

As one of several examples, when you do a draft referencing of a paper Ref
Man indicates the references with arbitrary numbers interpretable only
from your reference list - in comparison EndNote shows the references as
lead author and date!!!!  This and numerous other features are needlessly
awkward in Ref Man and very easy and intuitive in EndNote.

I am simply a user who started with Ref Man and found it so difficult that
I abandoned it and with added cost switched to EndNote...with no regrets. 
I have no connection with either company.

-- 
John V. Weil




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