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Bibliographic Management Software (BMS)

Definition and Use of BMS

What is bibliographic management software? 

Bibliographic management software (BMS) allows users to build, organize, and manage citations. 

What does bibliographic management software do? 

  • Import records from article databases and create bibliographies almost instantaneously 

  • Add abstracts, keywords, and other functions that enhance and improve the efficiency of projects 

  • Allows users to collaborate on shared projects 

  • Allows users to embed footnotes and endnotes in documents 

Users should still:  

  • Review citations that you import/export, manually, to ensure accuracy