March 1988

Art File

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics University of Colorado 1056 E 19th Ave Denver, CO 80218


by Don Frambach, available from Article Filing System, PO Box 8815, Boston, MA 02114, $75, and Reference Manager, available from Research Information Systems Inc, No. 206, 1991 Village Pkwy, Encinitis, CA 92024, $195-$440.

Am J Dis Child. 1988;142(3):315. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150030089028

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Art File and Reference Manager are software programs designed to manage literature references. Both programs are designed for IBM and IBM-compatible computers. Art File demands at least 128 kb of random-access memory, though more is desirable. The program may be run either on a floppy disk or a hard disk. The number of articles maintained by Art File is limited only by disk space. Approximately 1800 articles may be filed on a 360-kb floppy disk. Art File is easy to use because it is entirely menu driven. The program can accept and search for up to 12 authors per article and/or 12 key words per article. Users can define their own key words to characterize articles; these key words are maintained in a separate file. A separate author file is also maintained.

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