By Alfred Fry
JabRef is free, open-source citation management software for people who use LaTex instead of MSWord. LaTex is free, open-source software for typesetting documents in markup language primarily used by people who need to format mathematical formulas. So, LaTex users are probably in mathematics, statistics, or engineering. JabRef will create the citation in the LaTex document, according to the customized JabRef protocols.
Like Zotero and Mendeley, JabRef has a desktop version and a browser plugin. JabRef also allows you to search databases from within JabRef. Of particular interest to Falvey Library users are the ability to search Springer, MathSciNet, and arXiv, among others.
For more information use the links below:
- Download JabRef: https://www.fosshub.com/JabRef.html Install the browser plugin: https://docs.jabref.org/collect/jabref-browser-extension
- Install the browser plugin: https://docs.jabref.org/collect/jabref-browser-extension
- A fairly recent introduction to JabRef can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11qMBE_PSBw
Alfred Fry is Science and Engineering Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library.