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Bibliographic Reference Software

EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is produced by Thomson Reuters. The VUB Library offers a license for Thomson Reuters web-based version 'EndNote Web' through ISI Web of Knowledge. This online service can be used to manage bibliographic references and offers tools to:
     - search online resources
     - save Web of Knowledge SM records directly to an online library
     - collect and organize references
     - format citations and footnotes or a bibliography

Signing up for an account must be performed from within VUB (from a computer connected to VUBNET  on campus Etterbeek or Jette). To keep your account active, you need to access it at least once a year from this location.
Users willing to obtain the standalone version of EndNote, can obtain a single version or profit from bulk discount at the BeNeLux reseller.


JabRef is an EndNote compatible open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.5 or newer), and should work equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
You can download the latest version here.


Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.
Zotero is available for Firefox, as well as standalone (offline)  for Mac, PC & Linux. It is compatible with Word, PDF, BibTeX... Storage can either be done locally or on an Internet server, with optional syncing.


Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, Mac and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers. Mendeley requires the user to store all basic citation data on its servers—storing copies of documents is at the user's discretion.


Wikipedia has a great article on reference managers for those interested in getting some extra information.

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