Bibliographic management software (also called reference or citation management) allows students and researchers to keep a database of references to research sources like books, articles, dissertations, web pages, and much more. Advanced software also allows keeping the full-text of these sources as part of the database.
Once you add a reference to the database, you can search these references, insert the citations in documents like research papers or theses, and format bibliographies using various citation styles like APA, MLA, or Chicago.
|Download link||free download||free download||Download through campus network or VPN||Sign up for a Flow account (no download required)|
|Recommended use||Short term assignments like research papers||Collaborative research by graduate students and faculty, especially including non-Virginia Tech researchers||Long term projects like theses and dissertations.||Collaborative projects with researchers from other Flow institutions, and students who want to continue using Flow after graduation.|
|Cost||free||free||free as long as you are a Virginia Tech student||free|
|Storage capacity||300 MB free, can purchase more storage||2 GB||unlimited||2GB|
|Web-based version||yes||yes||EndNote Online||yes|
|Citation styles||6751||6781||over 5000||over 6000|
|Attach documents to citations||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Search across documents||yes||yes||yes||yes|