LiteRef: A software system for managing the knowledge of research literature

Meir Goldenberg

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To acquire knowledge of a research area, a researcher needs to understand many papers and their interrelations. The existing reference management systems help the researcher maintain and use a database of research papers, but do little to help understand the research area as a whole. The paper presents LiteRef, a novel reference management system that addresses this need by effectively integrating tools for (1) organizing knowledge about both individual papers and connections between the papers, (2) visualizing whole research directions/areas and (3) producing well-formed surveys to share this knowledge in a variety of formats. After describing LiteRef's design and features, the paper shows an example of how LiteRef helps further the author's own research. Extensive documentation with a video demo for each major feature supplements the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalKnowledge-Based Systems
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier B.V.


  • Citation functions
  • Citation graph
  • Knowledge management
  • Reference management
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence


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