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BibDesk allows the user to edit and manage bibliographies. It helps keep track of both the bibliographic information and the associated files or web links.

BibDesk helps simplify using a bibliography in other applications and is suited for LaTeX users.

NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) Clearinghouse (ECHO) is a metadata registry and order broker that allows query and access to data from a large number of repositories, primarily NASA repositories, though any repository can request to have their metadata included in the ECHO database.

Developed by NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD), DocBUILDER is a metadata development tool that can be used to develop collection-level metadata for deposition in the GCMD repository. Any organization or individual can use the tool, although registering an account is a prerequisite. Tool descriptions and other documentation are password protected.

GeoNetwork OpenSource is an open source geospatial data catalog service host, metadata creation and management system, and basic web mapping platform that is in broad use by a number of international organizations in deploying their Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).

The Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) contains collection / data set level metadata from repositories located around the world holding Earth or environmental science data. The GCMD website offers facetted search and browse for data sets by spatiotemporal extent, resolution, data center, location, instrument, platform, and project.

MediaWiki is a free web-based software application written in PHP with a backend database. It was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation and it also runs projects such as Wikispecies and WikiMediaCommons. It is the wiki tool used for WikiPedia. There are numerous extensions available for adding capabilities to MediaWiki (see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Extensions).

Metacat is a flexible, open source metadata catalog and data repository that targets scientific data, particularly from ecology and environmental science. Metacat accepts XML as a common syntax for representing the large number of metadata content standards that are relevant to ecology and other sciences. Thus, Metacat is a generic XML database that allows storage, query, and retrieval of arbitrary XML documents without prior knowledge of the XML schema.

OAIster is a freely accessible search engine for open access web resources, available from OCLC. OAIster uses the Open Access Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) to harvest records from websites. OAIster contains over 25 million records from all disciplines and subjects contributed by over 1,000 libraries, archives, and repositories. The records harvested by OAIster use Dublin Core (unqualified) metadata format.

Refworks is an easy-to-use web-based product that allows you to import references. RefWorks is a subscription-based service available in many Higher Ed institutions. For subscribers, you can import references from your institutions' online library catalog and many electronic databases to which the institution subscribes. It is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

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