What is BookKeeper?
The BookKeeper applet is a tool to generate citations on the fly. It
bibliographies and endnotes in the MLA style and also formats outlines.
All you supply is the
and BookKeeper will add in the punctuation and other details. This Java
applet takes over menial documentation technicalities and lets
you concentrate on the most important part of your paper: the
Using the BookKeeper Applet:
Press the "Launch BookKeeper" button to bring up an entries window. To
create a new entry, press the plus button at the bottom of this window
and the entry window will be displayed. Choose the entry type at the
top of this window, fill in the fields, and press the "Create Entry"
button. The formatted entry will appear in the entries window.
To insert the formatted entries into your own text document,
select the desired entries, choose "Copy" from the Edit menu. Then
choose "Show Clipboard" from the Edit menu. Use the brower's own copy
function to copy the clipboard text (this is a workaround, since your
browser won't allow applets to access the system clipboard). To
preserve the styled text, set the Clipboard menu to display "HTML" and
copy the HTML formatting.
The BookKeeper applet is emailware. That means by using this
applet, you are obligated to use some of the time BookKeeper saves you
to send me an email with
your suggestions for making BookKeeper the best
referencing tool for papers.
Is the applet too simplistic? Need additional formatting
capabilities or other entry types? Download
the application version of BookKeeper.