WIKINDX – online bibliographic and quotations/notes management and article authoring system

WIKINDX is an open source, single or multi-user bibliographic and quotations/notes management and article authoring system.

It features searchable references, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor to author publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

Wikindx is categorised as reference management software, but also enables users to write notes and entire papers.

Features include:

  • Manage bibliographic data allowing users to search with speed and accuracy.
  • Store unlimited quotes, paraphrases and thoughts and to cross-reference them in a searchable database.
  • Allows multiple attachments for each bibliographic resource.
  • View and export in seven bibliographic styles: Chicago, MLA, APA and Harvard, Turabian, British Medical Journal and IEEE.
  • Edit or create bibliographic styles using an intuitive graphical user interface.
  • Integrates a WYSIWYG word processor with easy importation of quotes etc. so that users can write an article, from draft through to publication with automatic citation formatting, entirely in a single application.
  • Reformat Wikindx-created articles to another citation style whether that style uses footnotes, endnotes or in-text citation.
  • Import and export other bibliographic formats including BibTeX, Reference Manager, ProCite and EndNote (tabbed textfile and XML file) format.
  • 39 resource types.
  • Multi-user mode – create and manage your own bibliographies drawn from the WIKINDX master bibliography and browse other users’ bibliographies.
  • Create user groups and user group bibliographies.
  • Enter/edit bibliographic resources.
  • Add unlimited file attachments to each resource.
  • Catalogue resources by categories and keyword(s).
  • Enter/edit a general note about the whole resource.
  • Enter/edit quotes and paraphrases from those resources.
  • Enter/edit thoughts or musings on various aspects of a resource (can be private or public).
  • Add keywords to resource metadata such as quotes, paraphrases and musings.
  • Use BBCode in all textarea input.
  • Cross-reference other WIKINDX resources from within quotes, paraphrases, musings, notes and abstracts.
  • Edit keywords, creators, publishers and journals.
  • Comprehensive search across all the above with highlighting of search terms using either Quick Search or Power Search.
  • Reorder bibliographic lists by first creator, title, resource type, publisher, year of publication or timestamp.
  • Select resources by category, keywords, creator, publisher etc.
  • Browse all creators, publishers, collections, categories and keywords with font colour and size indicating frequency of occurrence.
  • Unlimited primary creators, editors, translators and revisers, composers, agents, performers etc.
  • Export bibliographic lists (optionally annotated) with a range of formatting options to Rich Text Format (RTF) files for easy insert into word processors.
  • Cut ‘n’ Paste BibTeX entries to the database.
  • User-defined paging of long bibliographic lists.
  • View all quotes, paraphrases and musings or a single random one.
  • One-click return to last bibliographic list or single view.
  • Store up to 20 bookmarks for quick return to single views and resource lists
  • Add resources to a temporary basket for viewing and exporting.
  • Select a visual style.
  • Insert WIKINDX references in a Content Management System.
  • Import WIKINDX resources into Zotero.
  • Extended with plug-ins including PubMed and Amazon Import plug-ins.
  • Supports non-English multi-byte character sets.

Support: Forum
Developer: The WIKINDX Team
License: GNU GPL


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