Reference Manager (End of Support)

About Reference Manager

Support ended on December 31, 2016. Switching to EndNote opens up many new features not available in Reference Manager

Reference Manager was a reference management software by Thomson Reuters. It was one of the first reference management software developed by Ernest Beutler and his son, Earl Beutler, in 1982 through their company Research Information Systems. Bibliographies made easy on the desktop and Web. Search online databases, organize your references, publish references on the Internet, and watch your bibliography appear as you write.

Online Reference Searcher

Search remote bibliographic databases from within Reference Manager.

Bibliography Builder

Create bibliographies in Microsoft Word with Cite While You WriteTM.

Database Manager

Create as many databases as you like with unlimited database capacity.

Easy Reference Sharing

Take advantage of the only true multi-user network program in this category.

Reference Manager product details

No matter where you or your colleagues are in the world, so are your references. Collaborate with others on a network—or even the Web.

Reference Manager product details

Online reference searcher

Search Web of ScienceTM, PubMed and Internet libraries worldwide from Reference Manager. Export references directly from Highwire Press, Ovid, OCLC and more. Build your personal reference collection from hundreds of online databases—reduce data entry.

Database manager

Create as many databases as you like—unlimited database capacity. Attach files such as full-text PDFs, graphics, spreadsheets and more to a reference and store with your database or link to articles and other materials on the Web. Perform key operations across multiple databases. Run spell checker and syntax alerting to keep your references accurate—even customize your dictionaries. Locate references in seconds, save search strategies for re-use later, and use our synonym editor for authors, keywords and periodicals. Customize your reference list display and edit records individually or globally.

Web publisher

Make your Reference Manager databases available in a Web environment for yourself and others to access. Anyone with a Web browser can access your Web publisher site to search and create reference lists or export references (RIS and XML formats). Reference Manager’s Web publisher even allows you and others to add and edit references via the Web browser. Reference Manager provides a simple Web publishing tool and built-in Web server so you can post up to 15 databases in seconds.

Bibliography builder

Create bibliographies in Microsoft Word with Cite While You Write instant formatting—all you have to do is select references to cite. Reference Manager formats the bibliography in over 1,000 journal styles—you can even create your own styles. Revise your manuscript as many times as needed—all within your word processor. A traveling library that contains cited reference data makes it easy to collaborate with colleagues on writing projects.

Other features

  • Spell check an entire database as well as individual records
  • Set preferences to open your database with “Read-Write Exclusive” access
  • Download a specified number of references when searching Web of Science or PubMed
  • Identify duplicates with more options—mark duplicates automatically to locate easily
  • Ignore punctuation when checking for duplicates
  • Use new reference types—Edited Book, Online Source and Grant—as well as new fields in many reference types—Conference Title, Conference Location and the NIH required PMCID
  • Move between references with new Previous and Next buttons