is a program package that includes a bibliographical data
manager called Library, an importing/exporting manager called
DataRetriever, and a notes/information manager called Notes.
manages bibliographical data, and is packed with a wide range of easy and
powerful functions that many users have praised. DataRetriever transforms
external data such as z39.50 data to SA data and vise versa. Notes
manages notes and other information in a hierarchical structure, and enables you
to retrieve the information (whenever you need it) in various ways. The three
modules are tightly integrated using OLE Automation technology, thereby enabling
you to achieve levels of flexibility and control over your data that no other
comparable program can match.
I think this is the greatest
program since a word processor -- Beth Amega, Australia
The function of the Library
module is to store and organize bibliographical data drawn from a wide
range of sources (books, articles, Internet web sites, etc.), and to link
this information to the notes created in the Notes module.
Library generates the most common forms of references
(full and short footnotes, full and short parenthetical references,
bibliographical entries and reference list items), which are then transferred automatically
to documents loaded in a word processor by issuing a simple menu command or by
clicking a button. The format of the resulting reference can conform to one of
the standard styles supplied with the package (Chicago, APA, etc.), or to a
style designed by users to meet their own specific requirements.
“You can't do research without this programme. . . . Highly recommended and support is excellent -- Pam, England
module is integrated into the Library module. It has three built-in data
providers. Z39.50 retriever: Connects to over 1,500 Z39.50 servers
worldwide and gets the bibliographical data directly and enables users to add
the list to the Library database automatically. Endnote data retriever:
Now you can easily upgrade to SA from Endnote without retyping your
data. XML data provider: You can easily share your data with your friends
with this structured text data file.
This module can be easily expanded by adding plug-ins for
additional data formats.
The Notes module has been
in development for many months, but the end result is a program that
offers scholars, researchers and students a powerful tool for creating,
managing and searching their notes.
So, for example: hyperlinks
can be created to link one note to single or multiple targets, targets that are
either to be found in other notes or in quite different files located on the
same computer; each note can be linked to its source in the Library module in such a way
that, when you transfer any text from the note into your word processing
program by clicking a button, Notes automatically makes a proper
citation, complete with the appropriate page number; its hierarchical structure
enables you to organize your notes effectively from the start and offers easy
ways to modify that structure as your work develops; Notes
allows you to associate keywords with individual notes, thereby providing
another way of organizing, managing, and retrieving your data; Notes'
powerful search engine can search for the information you need, not just
in the open file, but in all the Notes data files stored on your
computer, and it achieves this with a single command and at remarkable speed.
In addition to its core function of
enabling users to create their own notes on the sources entered in the
Library module, Notes provides a huge range of additional
The Note Type Editor enables you to customize the types of
note that you use -- there are seven predefined note types (Folder, General, Summary,
Quotation, MyIdea, TableNote, and WebNote), but you can also add your own custom-made
It's a great programme!! It has helped me organise my information greatly -- ESPECIALLY the notes section! -- Esther Besel, Canada
| Supported Word Processors
Word 5, 6, 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, WordPerfect 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
WordPro 97, 9, and OpenOffice 1, 2 / StarOffice 7, 8.
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