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February 5, 1997

Bookends Pro

Author Affiliations

Montana State University Bozeman

JAMA. 1997;277(5):426-427. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540290078041

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You are writing an article for publication and want to prepare a bibliography from a MEDLINE search that retrieved 250 citations (or 1000), which you downloaded. Must you type them into the word processor by hand?

Now there is a program that will let you import the downloaded database, search it, cite references, make a numbered bibliography corresponding to the text of your article, and export the bibliography into your word processor. Bookends is a powerful, helpful application that is fun to watch in action. (Caution: the ethical author does not cite articles from a bibliography without having obtained and read them in full.)

Bookends is a database manager for authors. There may be citations that are not in the MEDLINE search such as books or other source citations. With Bookends, you can enter these additional references, even including personal communications.

Bookends will allow you to format your citations