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The PAPYRUS Bibliography System
& Knowledge Manager

Version 8.0 For Macintosh

PAPYRUS lets you computerize your reference collection. Type in your references or import them from existing computer sources. PAPYRUS can instantly retrieve any citation from the collection. Then, working with your word processor, PAPYRUS will automatically assemble your bibliographies -- perfectly formatted for any publication.

Whether you're a university professor or an industry researcher, PAPYRUS will keep track of your reprints, assemble your bibliographies, and prepare reading lists for your students. If you are a graduate student, use PAPYRUS to collect your references and automatically generate your dissertation bibliography.

You can also use PAPYRUS to link together references, personal notes, quotations, and graphic images, creating a personal "web" of cross-linked information.

Stores & Organizes Your References With PAPYRUS you can store millions of references, with plenty of room in each for abstracts, comments, and graphics. Enter journal articles, books, chapters, conference proceedings, patents, Web sites, Usenet postings, etc.
 * Stores over 16 million records per database.
 * 16 predefined reference types (Article, Book, etc.).
 * 59 predefined fields (Author, Year, etc.).
 * 19 field types (Name, Year, Number, Yes/No, Free text, Graphic, etc.).
 * Unlimited customization: add your own personal reference types and fields as needed.
 * Each reference can cite over 1,000 authors, and thousands of keywords.
 * Can hold over 30,000 characters in each field
 * Each reference can include over 1,000 pictures or graphics, of up to 100 Megabytes each.
Reference Entry Window Reference Entry window
Maintains Data Integrity PAPYRUS helps you enter data cleanly in the first place, and makes it easy for you to ensure consistency and correctness afterwards.
 * Automatically alerts you to possible duplicate references as you type.
 * Provides several options for dealing with duplicate entries during batch imports or at any subsequent time.
 * Properly handles references "In Press," "Submitted," etc.
 * Keeps track of references that have not yet been completely filled in.
 * Automatically-updated Keyword, Journal, and Author/Editor Name "dictionaries" ensure consistent spelling of names and abbreviations.
 * Sophisticated handling of variant author names, such as "Smith,JB" vs. "Smith, Joanna"
 * Deft management of journal entries includes support for multiple styles of abbreviation (e.g., Index Medicus, Chem Abstracts), library call numbers, journal URLs on the Web, and information on local library holdings.
 * Powerful global search & replace functions.
 * Advanced spellchecking facilities, including individual reference and batch modes, with complete control over which fields are to be checked. (Requires a "Word Services"-compatible spellchecker, several of which are available on the World Wide Web inexpensively or at no charge.)
 * Ability to set up access codes to control degree of database access by specific users.
Keywords Window Keywords window
Create Your Own Web of Information Besides handling your bibliographic citations, PAPYRUS can help you organize your notes and images. It is a superb tool for preparing a dissertation or for summarizing lengthy works.
 * Create notecards containing your own notes and comments, quotations from references, and/or graphic images. Each notecard also has its own searchable Title and Keyword fields.
 * Link notecards to relevant references. Or link notecards to each other in a simple hierarchy or a complex web.
 * Link references to each other to indicate any sort of relationship. For example, you could indicate that one reference "Reviews" or "Refutes" another. Or trace connections between the works of teachers and their former students (or their rivals!).
 * Link keywords to each other as "Synonyms," "Supercategory/Subcategory," etc.
 * Display or print any of these links at any time. Or tell PAPYRUS to follow some or all link types during searches.
Reference Links Window Reference Links window
Imports References From Anywhere Not only does PAPYRUS accept typed-in references, but it can also directly import references from almost anywhere:
 * International online databases -- Medline, Dialog, etc.
 * CD-ROMs such as Silver Platter.
 * Monthly reference services -- Current Contents, Reference Update.
 * Other personal bibliography applications -- EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite, etc.
 * General purpose databases, such as dBase and Access.
 * Even old bibliographies or other text files.
PAPYRUS employs artificial intelligence techniques in reading your source file, alerting you to potential problems -- such as misspelled journal abbreviations -- and helping you avoid duplicate entries.
Searches Your Reference Collection PAPYRUS can instantly locate any reference if you know even part of one of its authors' names, a snippet of its title, or just a word appearing within its abstract.
 * Instant search results with a single click from the Keyword, Journal, and Author/Editor Names windows.
 * Search on any combination of fields, including authors, editors, keywords, words from the title or abstract, journal name, year of publication, etc.
 * Automatically locates variations of author names ("Smith,JB", Smith,J", "Smith,John,Jr.") and journal abbreviations ("New England Journal of Medicine", "NEJM", "New Engl. J. Med.").
 * Full Boolean searches, combining "And", "Or", "Not" connectors. The use of parentheses ensures that complex search specifications have the results you intend.
 * Save your search results for future use and refinement.
Produces Perfect Bibliographies... PAPYRUS will create reference lists and bibliographies in whatever format you desire.
 * Comes with dozens of predefined formats for popular journals in many fields (biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, geology, etc.).
 * Standard styles, such as Vancouver, APA, and Chicago Manual, are fully supported.
 * You can easily create new output formats as needed, with extensive control over all details.
 * References may be arranged alphabetically, or in the order cited within a manuscript. Or you can sort them some other way -- such as a reading list organized by topic or year.
 * Reference lists can be accompanied by an index by author, keyword, or other field.
 * Send your bibliography directly to your printer, with full control over font, margins, headers, footers, line spacing, etc.
 * Or export your bibliography to any Macintosh word processor.
 * Output perfect HTML reference lists, ready to be posted to your Web site.
...Automatically As you write your manuscript, use PAPYRUS to insert citation placeholders into the text. Later PAPYRUS can scan your manuscript, automatically assembling and inserting your bibliography, while simultaneously rewriting the in-text citations according to whatever formatting style you choose.
 * Insert a placeholder with a few keystrokes, or simply by dragging a reference from any PAPYRUS window directly to your manuscript.
 * Use either author-year ("...(Smith 1998)"), numbered citation ("...4"), or cite key ("...[SMITH98]") methods.
 * PAPYRUS automatically adds a letter to the year when appropriate ("Smith 1987b"), and can deal with whatever punctuation and "et al." requirements apply.
 * Can insert formatted citations into footnotes, automatically choosing between one style for initial citations and a second style for repeat citations.
 * Currently fully compatible with Microsoft Word (Versions 5, 6, and 98), WordPerfect (Version 3.x), and Nisus Writer (Version 5.x).
 * Also works with plain text files, RTF documents, plus TeX and LaTeX.
 * If Apple ever changes its policies, PAPYRUS will also support AppleWorks/ClarisWorks.
Connects With the World Wide Web PAPYRUS works with your Web browser, e-mail application, newsreader, etc. to connect your database to the Internet.
 * A click on a URL in any textual field will launch your browser or other appropriate application to bring that Internet resource to your screen.
 * Filling in the URL fields in reference or journal entries links those entries to your browser -- visit that URL by clicking the reference or journal in any PAPYRUS window.
 * When PAPYRUS creates an HTML reference list, such URLs will be incorporated as active links.
 * PAPYRUS uses Mac OS Internet Config to manage all links, always complying with your general Internet Config preference settings.
 * PAPYRUS provides two carefully designed reference types specifically for Internet and Usenet citations.
A True Macintosh Application Unlike some other bibliography programs, PAPYRUS is a true Macintosh application -- not just a Windows clone.
 * Extensive use of Macintosh Drag & Drop
 * Communication via Apple Events with word processors and spellcheckers
 * Balloon Help for most windows and dialogs
 * WorldScript-savvy, including multi-language alphabetical sorting
Additional Specifications
 * Fully Year 2000 compliant
 * Friendly, thorough User's Manuals (described by several researchers as "the best computer manual I've ever read -- and certainly the most entertaining!") -- available as printed manuals, Acrobat PDF documents, and HTML-based online help
 * Runs under System 7, Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9, or OS X in its Classic mode
 * Can be run over a network

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1 January 2004