MasterFile’s unique document and evidence repository lets you organize all your research material from the literature, PDF articles, web pages, raw data or spreadsheets, scanned paper reports, theses, manuscripts, photos or other digital images, communications with other experts, and so forth. Its unique views let you put your finger on any item in your library with just 2 or 3 mouse clicks. Advanced Google style search is there when you need it.
MasterFile databases are created for each research project, each becoming the central store for a project’s research your notes, thoughts, findings and conclusions — its “masterfile” or research journal.
Documents are no longer strewn across dozens of folders on flash drives, servers, workstations, laptops, e-mail systems, etc. Similarly, notes and other information is not strewn across a mix of programs like shoe-box databases, electronic sticky notes, web page highlighters or other ad-hoc systems.
Reference databases can also be created for your specific areas of expertise or interest, not just accumulating but extracting critical findings, saving time locating critical research relevant to your work.