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Reference Manager

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University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Rochester, New York

version 2.3, 1984..
Type: Bibliographic reference database management system.
Computer: IBM-XT using PC-DOS (format reviewed). Also available for IBM-PC, Televideo, Apple-lle, Altos 8000 and 8100 series, Otrona Attache, Sierra, and Wang personal computers. 64 kilobytes RAM (128 kilobytes preferred) and two floppy disk drives or hard disk with one floppy drive.
Format: Two 5¼-inch floppy disks.
Language: Compiled BASIC.
Documentation:60-page loose-leaf binder; no index.
Source:Research Information Systems., 2707 Costebelle Drive; La Jolla, CA 92034: . (619) 692-2417.
Price:$595.00 for basic system. $95 for additional computers in same department up to a total of 10. Accessory program modules, Lecture Manager (not reviewed), and Capture, $95 each. Demonstration disk, $39 (of which $29 is refundable).

Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(1):144-145. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-102-1-144
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Choosing a bibliographic reference management system is not a simple task. The least expensive strategy is to modify a general purpose database system. However, this approach requires additional effort in designing a format appropriate for filing and retrieving references. Special programs dedicated to managing references can be used immediately and often provide a variety of special functions.

Reference Manager is such a dedicated database system. It allows one to enter references directly from the keyboard or from a text file containing references downloaded from MEDLINE or COLLEAGUE (using its Capture module). Several users can maintain their own files. The


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