Any Bibliographic software for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by odinzs, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. odinzs macrumors newbie

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    I am going to get my new iBook in a few days time. :p
    I am a first time switcher so I am unsure about the applications that Mac has for handling citations and notes for my essays.

    On the PC, I used to use Citation. I have found one for the Mac, Scribe , which is freeware (so that's good).

    I was just wondering if there is any other application out there for Macs that you are using.
     
  2. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    Very cool that you are getting an ibook, my brother just got his. Hope you enjoy it.. Anyway to answer your question you could try out ... Bibdesk http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17063 however not exactly sure what you are looking for, but i think that is like scribe, personally haven't used either application. Anyway hope that helps somewhat.
     
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    if you're looking to input information about a book (author title year etc.) and have it make a citation in mla etc. format, try citation machine. it's an online thingy and i have it bookmarked. *very* handy, and of course free. http://citationmachine.net
    edit: read what scribe is and doesnt sound like citation machine is what you're looking for. sorry :eek:
     
  4. odinzs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I should be more specific about what I am looking for.

    I am looking for an application that you can input the notes and quotes from the book, and it should also be able to manage the bibliography too. Most of the applications I have seen in versiontracker and macupdate can only manage the bibliographic but cannot let you input notes and book quotations.
     
  5. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    Have you looked at EndNote? It's quite comprehensive and used widely in the area in which I work (biological sciences). It integrates into MS Word too. I'm not sure if it can handle notes and quotes though. See www.endnote.com for more details. It looks like they have a free trial version available, so you could check the note/quote taking ability.
     
  6. St Soichiro macrumors regular

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    Almost all bibliographic software has the capability to add some notes/quotes. We used Endnotes for a while, but have been using Bookends for the last one year. Very happy, but it is Mac only! You can link files to a particular citation. We use that to link PDF copies of journals. I imagine that you could make a text file with all the quotations and link that. They have a free trial version. Allows you to do everything AFAIK, but is limited to 50 records. Give it a shot.
     

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