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Reference Keeper - A Personal Bibliographic & Research Assistant


RefKeep is a software targetted at teachers, students and researchers - people who read and manage a large number of books, journals, magazines and papers regularly. Often, we have difficulty in recalling information. We know that we have read the necessary information somewhere some time ago; but we are unable to locate it efficiently, when it is needed the most. This leads to frustration and lost productivity. RefKeep attempts to alleviate these problems through a tool to manage one's research and other bibliographic information.

RefKeep was started as a student project at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Around 20,000 lines of code have already been written and we have a working version. Screenshots will be available at

RefKeep is completely developed in Java, making it platform independent. The User Interfaces are built using Java Swing. All data is stored in XML format.



Concept : Dr. Deepak Khemani, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Madras
Design & Implementation: Dilip Antony Joseph, 4th year BTech, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Madras


RefKeep screenshot