Bookends 13.1.2 – Reference management and bibliography software.

Bookends 13.1.2

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.

Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2011): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages ’08, ’09, and 5, and OpenOffice 3 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.

Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from numerous sources:

  • EndNote
  • PubMed
  • Web of Science
  • Google Scholar
  • Amazon
  • Library of Congress
  • arXiv
  • and hundreds of other online sources.

Or use a built-in browser to download references with PDF’s and/or Web pages. Also, with automatic searches of PubMed, you can discover articles as soon as they’re published. Bookends allows for powerful group-based searches, with static, smart, and virtual groups.

Bookends also offers a robust assortment of file attachment features:

  • Attach any file (such as a PDF) to a reference and view or open it instantly.
  • Automatically rename and organize PDF files on-the-fly.
  • Automatically download and attach the PDF of an article from the Internet if you have access permission.
  • Automatically locate and attach PDF’s on your hard drive.

Sync your library with Bookends On Tap on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, so that you have your references and PDF’s with you, wherever you are.

What’s New

Version 13.1.2:

  • A preview of the temporary citation Bookends will insert updates in real-time as you enter modifiers in the Copy Citation And Modifiers dialog
  • Introducing Floating Citations:
  • With floating citations you can search your reference library, read PDF attachments, create and insert temporary citations, and more, without leaving your word processor. To use floating citations, Bookends must be running and a library must be open. The floating citation window is triggered while in another application (typically a word processor, but it can be Scrivener, DEVONthink, Tinderbox, or any other application) by double tapping a modifier key. This feature can be enabled/disabled in preferences (Scan & Bib tab), where you can select the trigger key you prefer: Shift, Control, Command, Option, or Caps Lock (Shift is the default). Refer to the User Guide (Help menu) for complete details on the use of floating citations.
  • Use Quick Add to import multiple references at once:
  • The reference identifiers (DOIs, PMIDs, ISBNs, or JSTOR URLs) must be separated with commas.
  • Import multiple references at once by dragging and dropping a single DOI or a list of DOIs on the library window:
  • DOIs in a list should be separated by Returns or commas.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Fixed several circumstances where "et al." was not italicized properly. Fixed edge cases where a space could follow or precede the open/close parenthesis in the MLA format.


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