Refs 7.72 bibliography software released

Tim Cutts Zoology tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Mon May 22 09:02:12 EST 1995

If you have a Windows PC and require an inexpensive way to keep track
of what you've read in journals and books, Refs may be right up your

Refs 7.72

22 May 1994


Refs is a program for creating browsing and maintaining academic reference
databases.  It occupies about 350k of hard disk space.  The program uses
the common ASCII Unix refer file format and so is compatible with Unix
refer, and also bibliography programs such as WinRefer.

Refs can also import data files in other formats, in an easily expandable
way.  Modules are supplied to read ISI, Chemical Abstracts, Current
Contents and Medline files, and the help file includes details for writing
your own modules.

Refs is shareware, and the distribution should contain the following files:

	REFS.EXE        The program itself
	REFS.HLP        The help file
	REFS.INI        INI file
	REFEN.DLL       English language DLL
	REFES.DLL       Spanish language DLL
        REFDEU.DLL      German language DLL
	REFJPN.DLL	Japanese language DLL
        BIDS.FLT        BIDS (ISI) Import filter
	MEDLINE.FLT     Medline Import filter
	CHEM.FLT        Chemical Abstracts filter
	CCRM.FLT        Current Contents Reference Manager filter
	CTL3D.DLL       Microsoft 3D library
	INSTALL.EXE     Installation program
	INSTALL.INI     Installation INI file.
	TEST.REF        Example Unix refer data file
	MAC2DOS.EXE	Macintosh to DOS text translation utility
	UNIX2DOS.EXE	Similar for Unix text files.
	README.TXT      This file

The program will work with Windows 3.1 or higher.

What's new

* Better handling of moving from one reference to the next
* Better setting of which windows are searchable
* Bug fixes (of course!)
* New support for non-Roman character sets.  Refs will now happily
  work in all character sets.
* New Japanese language library (requires suitable system fonts
  and language libraries; in other words Japanese Windows)

Where to get more information

There is a WWW page devoted to Refs:

Where to get the program itself
anonymous ftp from:



You will need PKUNZIP 2.04 or later to extract the ZIP file.

1. Extract this file into a spare directory.
2. Run INSTALL.EXE, which will install the program automatically.

NB.  INSTALL will notice an existing REFS.INI file and will back it up
if required.

Helpful suggestions, registrations and/or bug reports should be sent to:

tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk

T J R Cutts
Department of Zoology
Downing Str

The registration fee is 29.99 pounds sterling, with discounts for multiple
registrations.  More details can be found in the help file.

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