I tried it[Procite] and found it awkward, and seriously overpriced. I was therefore very happy to find Scholar's Aid. I've been extremely pleased with its performance. ---- Prof. Dr. LeBlanc, Canada. See more

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Why you should use Scholar's Aid for study
Scholar's Aid is a specialized program conceived primarily for students and scholars who write academic documents. It was designed and written by a doctoral student who is himself engaged in research activities and who felt the need of a computer program that could facilitate the scholar's task. Like most people, he used to use a word processor to record his data and bibliographies. In order to consult his material he would have to open a data file and search for the information he needed from the beginning of the file to the end, using the PageDown and PageUp keys. He would have to use the Find function of his word processor, using the "Find Next" command until he located the specific data he was looking for. When he had to make a footnote, he would have to comb through another document containing bibliographical information regarding the source, cut the relevant data from this document, paste it into his current document, and modify it so as to make a correct citation. Worse, when he wrote a lengthy paper, he would have to move back and forth to find which sources he had used in his paper and in what way. When he rearranged the contents, he would have to modify numerous footnotes. You know how that can make you suffer. He decided to write a program that would be able to take care of such tedious and time-consuming tasks for his study. Here are few examples of how Scholar's Aid can help you.
Word processor Scholar's Aid
Finding bibliographical data Finding bibliographical data
You make one or more bibliography files organized by subject or by author. I once saw a professor who maintained fifteen bibliography files by subject. Problem: You have to open the file to find a source. If it is not there, you need to open another file until you see the source or discover it's not in your bibliography files. Suppose you are looking for "Tillich, Systematic Theology." Press "T." Scholar's Aid already locates the first author whose name starts with "T." A few more letters will locate the author. You will see the title in the source list. That's it.
Organizing notes Organizing notes
You divide a file into several sections by subject or source. You keep several files. Enter data sequentially. You have to open a file and find the location where the new data should be inserted. Furthermore, the source of your data (if any) should be included so that you can use it when you write a paper. You know you have to search for the source in the way described earlier. Click a tab that represents a file. The data is organized hierarchically in a tree structure. Select a folder and press F5. Enter data. Link it to its source by clicking. Done.
Finding notes data Finding notes data
You use the find or search function of a word processor. To find subsequent occurrences, you have to click the FIND NEXT button. Most word processors do not support AND and OR operations. Using a search engine that permits users AND, OR, and Bracketing operations. Ex. "CHURCH AND (GOD OR JESUS)"
Transferring data to a document Transferring data to a document
You cut text and paste it into your document. You might have to find the source from a bibliography file using the method described above, cut the bibliographical entry, paste it in as a footnote, and modify it so as to make it look like a footnote.  When you need the data in your document, just select the text and press a button. Scholar's Aid transfers the text and makes a footnote with page number automatically like magic.
Finishing a project Finishing a project
You modify footnotes from the beginning according to the order of occurrence (e.g., footnote, short footnote, or Ibid.). There could be several hundreds or even thousands of these footnotes. If your thesis advisor asked you to change the order of contents, it would be an even worse nightmare. You frequently search back to find the first or the last occurrence of a source. You know there is more. :-(  PROJECT(next version) keeps track of all transactions between Scholar's Aid and your project. When you press the button, Scholar's Aid rearranges all your footnotes and makes a bibliography or reference list at the end of the document. The only thing you have to do in addition is to keep smiling. :-)

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