Reference Management Software are referred to as the packages of software that provide help to the authors building a library or referring by the details being entered of every reference, which is done by following a format which is well in structure and appropriate (East 2011). Majority of the packages are known for supporting way to import the records from different catalogues of library and other sources of bibliographic data in order to enable the facilitation for generating the references. In addition to these, most of the packages are also known for offering add-ons or plug-ins for software of word processors which provide help to authors in inserting references from their library through a direct mode within a document on which they are working or writing.
There are various different types or categories of packages for reference management software that can be utilized for the management of details related to bibliography. These documents can be found in the duration of an individual’s research, degree or thesis. In the section where these notes or references are provided, it is important to understand that there are differences in two main criteria; namely, website which is hosted centrally and web based. As there are different criteria of different types of packages having a different method of performing the task, this report will be focusing on the impact of EndNote on businesses. Further ahead, comparison will be done between Endnote, Cotavi and Docear. The comparison will be done on the basis of several aspects related to this context.
EndNote is a commercial package for the software of reference management, which is utilized for the management of references and bibliographies when any kind of essays and reports are written (Cronin 2011). The production of this software had been initiated by Thomson Reuters. There are a number of ways that can be chosen for adding a reference into a library: manually, importing, exporting, replicating from a different library of EndNote that initiates a connection between the other EndNote.