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Studies and analysis of reference management software: A literature review

Jesús Tramullas, Ana I. Sánchez-Casabón, Piedad Garrido-Picazo


Reference management software is a well-known tool for scientific research work. Since the 1980s, it has been the subject of reviews and evaluations in library and information science literature. This paper presents a systematic review of published studies that evaluate reference management software with a comparative approach. The objective is to identify the types, models, and evaluation criteria that authors have adopted, in order to determine whether the methods used provide adequate methodological rigor and useful contributions to the field of study.

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Reference management software; Reference managers; Citation managers; Bibliography database managers; Bibliographic software; Citation management tools; Evaluation methods; Bibliography; Review.

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