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Reference Managers: Getting Started: Papers

Reference management is collecting, organizing, storing and using your references to generate citations.

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Papers is available fro purchase for Windows, Mac, and iOS.

  • The Papers app for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone is available from the Apple iTunes Store.

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About Papers

Papers is a desktop reference management tool, most useful for:

PDF Management:

  • ‚Äč‚ÄčAutomatically creates citations from  PDFs
  • Annotate PDFs.

Social Networking: 

  • Create/join groups (open or by invitations)  to share what you are reading.
  • Create an academic profile, upload your articles and track who is reading them.

Citations and Bibliographies:

  • Features allow you to insert citations into word documents and Powerpoint presentations.
  • Create a bibliography from the citations you have inserted into documents.

Working online, offline, or from a mobile device.


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Lori Fielding

Bierce Library, 178A