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What are NBIB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NBIB file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your NBIB files.

What is a NBIB file?

A .NBIB file is a PubMed Bibliographic Citation Info file.

The .nbib file format is proprietary and a document file type that can be found in files used in the citation manager service developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

The .nbib file contains citations from books. Doing research directly in PubMed (a free search engine accessing the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics primarily), the user, after marking all the records needed, is prompted to send the marked records to Citation Manager for profiling and authorization.

How to open NBIB files

We have identified two NBIB openers that are compatible with this specific type of NBIB file.

Programs that open PubMed Bibliographic Citation Info files

Reference ManagerReference ManagerVerified

Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of NBIB files. Remember, different programs may use NBIB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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