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Why Use Bibliographic Management Software?
Bibliographic Management software exists to serve several functions:
Create bibliographies (and change them automatically from style to style!)
Manage your PDF library
Organize the citations to papers you want to read
Share citations with colleagues
What is an Author Identifier?
Simply put, an Author Identifier is a unique number to identify each author.
Why should you consider getting and using an author identifier?
Bring together all your publications (for instance, you published as Jane Smith, Jane L. Smith, JL Smith, etc.)
Create an authoritative list of all your publications throughout your career
Enable better discovery of your scholarly output
There are three common Author Identifier systems available: