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Developer(s) Personal Bibliographic Software, Thomson Reuters
Stable release
5 / October 26, 1999 (Windows) and September 25, 2001 (Macintosh)
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Type Reference management
License Proprietary

ProCite, a commercial reference management software program, was designed in the early 1980s by Victor Rosenberg, associate professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. ProCite was published in 1983 by Personal Bibliographic Software of Ann Arbor, Michigan.[1][2] In 1996, ProCite was purchased by the Institute for Scientific Information, a division of Thomson Reuters.[3] Thomson Reuters discontinued sales and support of Procite in May 2013. [4]

ProCite versions 1.x and 2.x ran on computers using the PC DOS and MS-DOS operating systems. In 1987 Science published a review of the DOS version of ProCite, along with four other reference manager programs.[5]

ProCite versions 3.x-5.x ran on Microsoft Windows. Version 3.0 for Windows was released in 1995.[6]

MacIntosh versions were also published.[7][8]

ProCite 3.1 and later versions included a Z39.50 client for searching and downloading records from library catalogs and other databases providing a Z39.50 server.

ProCite was popular among librarians because the program had features designed for the production of scholarly bibliographies.[9]

Archives of the former ProCite discussion list, 1995-2008, were available at the Adept Science website in April 2014.[10]

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  1. ^ Marmion, Dan. 1995. Forward. In: ProCite in libraries: Applications in bibliographic database management, ed. Deb Reneé Biggs. Medford, NJ: Learned Information, Inc.
  2. ^ Biggs, Deb Reneé. 1995. Introduction. In: ProCite in libraries: Applications in bibliographic database management, ed. Deb Reneé Biggs, xi-xiii. Medford, NJ: Learned Information, Inc.
  3. ^ Finn, Robert. "Bibliographic software adding new features, becoming web savvy. The Scientist January 8, 1996". Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Adept Science Former Products". Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Wachtel, Ruth E. 1987. Personal bibliographic databases. Science (February 27): 1093-6.
  6. ^ Anon. PBS unveils ProCite 3.0 for Windows. 1995. Information Today, January 1995, p. 12.
  7. ^ Padwa, A., and D. Liotta. 1988. ProCite (for IBM and compatibles) and PBS version 2.6 (Personal Bibliographic System, for MacIntosh)Journal of the American Chemical Society 110 (3): 988.
  8. ^ Tessler, Franklin. "ProCite 4.0. MacWorld March 1999". Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Biggs, Deb Reneé, ed. 1995. ProCite in libraries: Applications in bibliographic database management". Medford, NJ: Learned Information, Inc.
  10. ^ "ProCite discussion list archives". Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

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