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ROA CONTRERAS, Lydia Iby; DIAZ BRAVO, Tito  and  ESTRADA DURANONA, Lisset. Bibliographic reference managers and their impact on research. E-Ciencias de la Información [online]. 2022, vol.12, n.1, pp.96-113. ISSN 1659-4142.

The incorporation of bibliographic reference managers in research is due to its benefits as an organizer of citations, references and as an informatics resource for the development of projects. The objective of this article is to update knowledge in the last 5 years on the use and implication of reference managers in research. A documentary review was carried out which allowed to consult 133 sources of information associated with five groups of documents: I. Role of bibliographic reference managers in the development of informational skills and research competencies. II. Use of managers as tools in research. III. Managers in didactic materials issues. IV. In the preparation of citations and references and V. For other research objectives. Zotero, Excel 2013 and the SPSS statistical package were used. Absolute frequencies and percentages were calculated, as well as the mode for the groups formed. Among other important conclusions, when analyzing the behavior of scientific production, Moda points out group II Use of managers as tools in research, as the most frequent within the documents studied, so its study and permanent updating is recommended.

Keywords : bibliographic reference managers; research; bibliographic references; knowledge updating.

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