To get started, please follow the installation instructions and familiarize yourself with the basics of JabRef.
Use the Search icon at the top left of this page to find what you're looking for. To learn more about JabRef's features, please follow the links below.
Search across many online scientific catalogues like CiteSeer, CrossRef, Google Scholar, IEEEXplore, INSPIRE, Medline/PubMed, MathSciNet, Springer, arXiv, and zbMATH
Import options for over 15 reference formats
Easily retrieve and link full-text articles
Fetch complete bibliographic information based on identifiers such as ISBN, DOI, PubMed-ID and arXiv-ID
Edit the bibliographic information using a convenient user interface
Group your research into hierarchical collections and organize research items based on keywords/tags, search terms or your manual assignments
Complete and fix bibliographic data by comparing with curated online catalogues such as Google Scholar, Springer or MathSciNet
Customize and add new metadata fields or reference types
Attach related documents: 20 different kinds of documents supported out of the box, completely customizable and extendable
Automatically rename and move associated documents according to customizable rules
Keep track of what you read: relevancy, ranking, priority, printed, quality-assured, read status
Native BibTeX and Biblatex support
Cite-as-you-write functionality for external applications such as Emacs, Kile, LyX, Texmaker, TeXstudio, Vim and WinEdt
Format references in one of the many thousand built-in citation styles or create your style
Library is saved as a simple text file and thus it is easy to share with others e.g. via Dropbox and is version-control friendly
Work in a team: sync the contents of your library via a SQL database
JabRef is highly customizable and adapts to you, not the other way around.
If you want to dive even deeper, have a look at the advanced information about JabRef.