Carlsbad, CA, USA. April 16, 1999. RIS today released a major new upgrade to its Reference Manager software that transforms the popular bibliographic program into the most powerful online research tool available.
Called Reference Manager version 9, the new release comprises three robust research tools in one program. Version 9 delivers the industry's easiest access to reference data on the Internet, eliminates the tedious tasks of formatting bibliographies and comes with the complete set of research tools professionals expect.
Reference Manager is the leading bibliographic management software for corporate, government and academic researchers, librarians, writers and students who need to find, import, manage and perfectly format reference data for professional journals, grants, dissertations, thesis, CVs, research papers and regulatory filings.
"We are pleased to offer our customers easy access to hundreds of diverse information sources with one simple interface," said David Kochalko, president and CEO of Research Information Systems. "We are experiencing an explosion of quality research information on the Internet. With version 9, our customers can now access these Internet libraries, many of which are Z39.50 sites, directly from Reference Manager." Z39.50 is an international standard that defines a protocol for computer-to-computer information retrieval. The Z39.50 standard is widely used among library and other information providers to make their databases available on the Internet.
Internet Reference Searcher
With Reference Manager version 9, building a database has never been easier. Users can search PubMed or hundreds of Internet libraries from Reference Manager and create databases instantly. Reference Manager ships with immediate access to 625 databases from over 300 Internet libraries and users can easily add new sites. These Internet libraries include academic, government, and public library catalogs as well as popular Web-based subscription services from Ovid Technologies, SilverPlatter and OCLC, among others (subscriber account and password required). Users can search up to 255 Internet libraries simultaneously and save search queries for frequent use.
"Reference Manager represents a quantum leap in bibliographic software