Large online database collections are quite familiar to anyone writing in an academic setting.
Database search services that provide information on works published in a wide
variety of disciplines are now available on the internet, and most libraries, as well,
allow searching of their holdings on the web. There are scores of smaller, more
focussed collections as well that specialize in materials on particular topics.
These large databases, as well as the smaller more focussed collections are indispensable
resources for the academic writer. The Citation database system is grounded on the premise
that a personalized subset of the information in these larger collections - tailored to an
individualís special area of concern or practice, with editable keywords and comments -
is useful to researchers as well.