Reference Database Software

russell at dogwood.botany.uga.edu russell at dogwood.botany.uga.edu
Fri Dec 17 08:52:21 EST 1993

In article <BACKD.106.756090466 at QUCDN.QueensU.CA> BACKD at QUCDN.QueensU.CA (Don Back) writes:
>I am looking for a shareware or public domain reference manager type 
>software for students to use.
>The key feature must be low (=$0) cost.
>Can any one suggest a suitable package?

A very nice shareware program for MS-Windows is REFS 7.2.
It can be obtained from the Windows archive (ftp.cica.indiana.edu or mirrors).
The archived version has a limit of 100 references.
Registration is 30 british pounds.
The registered version handles my 3500 references easily.

what I like about REFS 7.2:
   -- Windows cut & paste etc.
   -- database is in a plain text format called "refer" style
         "refer" style is compatible with UNIX refer program.
   -- it is fast.  Searches of my 3500 references occur in a few seconds.
   -- can import references in medline and other formats
   -- of course it can output to a variety of journal reference styles
          (that you define yourself)
   -- the author can be reached by e-mail, and listens to comments & suggestions.

 Russell Malmberg
 russell at dogwood.botany.uga.edu

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