Since its formation in 1987, Oberon has been committed to designing and offering
superior bibliographic software, tailored to the needs and preferences of academic researchers
The company's first product, nbCitation, was
developed as a collaborative effort with ProTem Software, publishers of Notebook II.
In 1994 Protem was dissolved, and Oberon integrated the Notebook and Citation programs, publishing a
windows version of Citation that installed on the Tools menu of Word and WordPerfect.
Over the years, upgrades to Citation have added features and web services based on customer
responses and needs. In the larger academic community, Citation
is well known for combining innovation with careful research and common sense in software design.
For more than ten years, Citation has pioneered new ways of helping research writers in their work.
In 1998 the expertise developed from years of working with research methods and sources was
enlisted in the task of developing a legal version of the product. In early 1999, LegalCitation was made
available. This Legal Edition offers special data entry
forms and automatic citation features based on the rules for legal citations outlined in A Uniform
System of Citation (commonly referred to as the Bluebook). In early 2001 the 2d edition
of LegalCitation incorporated the new set of guidelines for citing US legal sources published in the ALWD
Citation Manual, as well as the Australian Guide to Legal Citation and the McGill Guide to citing Canadian legal
In 2004, Oberon reformed to create The Write Direction, expanding the focus of the company to include
a wider range of services and products to help research writers, including the Dr Paper Templates,
and the Coradella Collegiate Bookshelf of pdf ebooks.
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