Mac Reference/Bibliography programs

Tracy Aquilla aquilla at salus.med.uvm.edu
Tue Jul 19 17:29:39 EST 1994


In Article <1994Jul14.165247.8714 at mbcf>, neale at mbcf.stjude.org wrote:
>In article <1994Jul14.104622.1 at vaxc.cc.monash.edu.au>,
mikel at vaxc.cc.monash.edu.au writes:
>> Hi there,
>> 
>> I was wondering if anyone can recommend reference/bibliography managers for 
>> the Mac's. I am about to undertake the writing of my PhD thesis and haven't 
>> got an idea about how to efficiently do my references. I was wondering if
>> anyone could give me the ins and outs of particular programs.
>> 
>> 
>> Many thanks
>> 
>> Mike L
>> Microbiology Department 
>> Monash Uni
>> AUSTRALIA
>> 
>
>
>Mike,
>
>I use and like Reference Manager from Research Information Systems on my Mac.
>It is useful for defining your own styles and applying them (as might be
>required for your thesis), plus it creates the final document according to the
>style required. I have found it very helpful in preparation of manuscripts and
>in keeping my references organized (you can also import references from
>Paperchase/Medline directly into your reference database, and then use those
>citations in manuscripts without having to type them in etc)
>
>Having said all that, I was browsing the bionet software newsgroup where a
>similar question to yours was posed. Many responded that they loved Endnote,
and
>found Reference Manager "un-Mac-like". While I have not used Endnote, the
>comments made me curious as to what features that program has to earn such rave
>reviews. I am always ready to find a better solution!
>
>Hope this helps.
>
>                       
>Geoff Neale
>
>Dept. of Virology and Molecular Biology        Internet: neale at mbcf.stjude.org
>St. Jude Children's Research Hospital             Phone: (901) 522-0400
>Memphis, TN                                         Fax: (901) 523-2622
>
>
>

EndNote also has a lower price (last time I checked) which may be important
for grad studs such as yourself.
    Tracy



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