Chapter 1. Introduction

Table of Contents

What is RefDB?
Who should use RefDB?
General features
Reference management features
Bibliography tool features

What is RefDB?

  • RefDB is a reference and note database. Use it to manage your collection of offprints of scientific publications, or basically any other collection of printed or electronic documents along with your personal notes.

  • RefDB is also a bibliography tool for markup languages. The bibliography tool allows to create printable or online documents with formatted citations and bibliographies from DocBook SGML/XML, TEI XML, and LaTeX sources.

  • RefDB can also serve as a data source for other applications. You can either use the SRU interface, or use the Perl and PHP libraries to integrate RefDB functionality directly into your own projects.