Getting started with PUMA

PUMA helps you to organize your scientific work. Use PUMA to collect publications and bookmarks, to collaborate with your colleagues, and to discover interesting researches for your daily work.


Ready your browser for PUMA.

Using PUMA you can easily create collections of bookmark and publication posts. Just insert bookmarks and publications. You can do this even faster with our PUMA browser add-ons or bookmarklets.

In addition, you can also use ISBN, ISSN, DOI, or barcodes to have the insert publication form filled up automatically for you.

Use tags to organize the posts in your collection. If you choose them carefully, tags are a very powerful instrument. Learn more about tagging in PUMA.


Easily create bibliographies
PUMA helps you create bibligraphies for scientific papers. If you use a specific tag for each bibliography and assign it to all your paper posts accordingly, you can use the tag to find all papers of the bibliography. Afterwards, you can export your publication list in the desired format. PUMA supports a lot of formats, e. g. Microsoft Word Reference Manager, EndNote, and BibTeX.


Find colleagues or fellow students and use groups for collaboration.

Use the search to find other users. On a users page, you can add them as friends. In the friends overview you can see which posts you are sharing with you friends and which posts your friends are sharing with you.

Groups offer easier means for collaboration. When adding new posts, set if the post should be private, visible for all, or only visible for certain groups.

Because of copyright documents are only visible private. Within a group, they can be made ​​visible to other group members.


Find interesting content.

Discover new interesting publications for your scientific activities. The fulltext search of PUMA helps you doing so. Beyond that, you can use the search field to filter your post lists by tags, authors and users.

Be inspired by the tag clouds. Click on interesting tags, to filter the post lists for special topics. This way, you can browse through topics easily and find related contents by concept.


Integrate PUMA into other websites

PUMA’s functions can easily be integrated into other websites or even your own software using one of our API (application programming interface) clients or code snippets.

You can also download PUMA plugins, for example for Typo3 and Wordpress in order to create advanced bibliographies or simple lists of publications and tag clouds from your PUMA account and integrate them in your blog posts and pages. You can look up our help wiki to find a complete list of ways to integrate PUMA with various systems and technologies.