PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XI)/55-61/9

AUTHOR: Lambodara Parabhoi,Ramani Ranjan Sahu and Nabakumar Bhoi

TITLE :USEFULNESS OF CITATION OR BIBLIOGRAPHIC MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE: A CASE STUDY OF LIS PROFESSIONALS IN INDIA

ABSTRACT:Citation/Bibliographic management software’s has become popular tool among the LIS professionals. The main focus of this paper is to evaluate the use of citation management/bibliographic management software among the LIS professional of India. And also discuss how they are using in their research work and awareness of citation management software’s. It is also highlights what extend they use. The paper also reveals the awareness of citation management software’s among the different LIS Professionals and discusses which citation management software popular among the LIS working professionals in India. The study found that APA 122 (76.25 %) citation style is most popular among the LIS working professionals of India. Mendeley 46 (28.75 %) and Zotero 45(28.12 %) are the most frequently used citation management software.

KEYWORDS:Citation management software, Bibliographic management software, Case study, LIS Professionals of India, Mendeley, Zotero, Reference management software’s

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