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Introducing Papers - your personal library of research

Papers is a comprehensive scientific workflow solution now offered by BioMed Central to help students, faculty, researchers and other professionals manage their research from start to finish.

From within Papers you can:

  •  Search for and discover articles and documents of interest from built in 25+ repositories
  •  Import and organize those articles for easy access, as well as import and organize articles from your hard drive or from other sources
  •  Read, highlight and annotate those articles
  •  Share comments and metadata about articles of interest with others
  •  Insert citations into your work specific to the style requirements of over 6000 journals, manuals and organizations

Ease of use is one of the main reasons Papers users report choosing this workflow solution.

Detailed functionality is outlined at You can also find a collection of short video tutorials at

To learn more or to arrange a non-obligatory 30 day trial to Papers, please do contact us.

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