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Bibliographic Management Software (BMS)

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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