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MSc, Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: Citation/Bibliographic management tools are used to facilitate research; management of information resources; citations to books, articles, and dissertations. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine ebook databases status in terms of citation management tools application.

Methods: This study is an applied one performed in 2013, and carried out through survey methods. .Nine scientific databases have been selected using the targeted/intentional sampling method. Data was collected from the relevant websites using Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT) (http://adat.crl.edu) and through direct observation. The obtained data was analyzed using ‘Excel’ software.

Results: Results revealed that Email, RefWorks, and Endnote are the most widely used tools in scientific databases with 78 per cent each. This is followed by Reference Manager, and ProCite, representing 34 per cent and 23 per cent, respectively.

Conclusion: In order to enhance researchers’ satisfaction with scientific databases in performing research, the application of citation managers, such as Reference Manager, ProCite, EndNote, RefWorks, BiblioExpress, and BiblioScape, should be seriously considered when designing scientific databases, specifically Persian ones.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/10/1 | Accepted: 2015/01/11 | Published: 2015/04/21