Citation is a writing tool that every research writer and student should have. Why? Citation is a powerful, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use add-on for Word or WordPerfect that simplifies the basic tasks associated with research writing: tracking notes, and documenting source.
How? --Simple. Citation works with your word processor to let you enter research notes and bibliographic information on books, articles, and other sources, using notecard-like forms, in a datafile. The notecards - specifically designed for different types of sourceworks and notes - prompt you to enter the critical bits of information for proper citations (eg.g, author, year of publication, title) as well as keywords to help you organize your notes and references. Once the information is in a Citation datafile, you can group notes by subject quickly, and automatically write bibliographic citations -- in a publishing style (e.g., MLA, APA, Bluebook, Chicago - the program supports 1000+ reference styles) you choose from a menu. Because your notes and bibliographic information will be in a datafile, you will never have to retype a reference, or sit in the middle of a room, shuffling notecards again. Let Citation organize your notes and format your references - and you'll have more time to focus on your writing.
"if you've been put off by the . . . complexity and unfriendliness of database management programs, you'll find Citation to be a refreshing exception. . . Once you find out what this program can do, it's my guess that you'll want a copy--fast . . . "
-Research in Word Processing Newsletter
"Those who take extensive notes for research papers . . . will appreciate Citation's bibliographic and cross-referencing talents . . . If you're a full-time researcher, . . . or just someone with a ream of notes to organize, you'll probably find Citation the antidote for the notecard shuffle."