xbRefMan component provides admin management and site views for references in articles. It uses the xbRefs Plugins which are included in the pacage
xbRefMan is packaged together with the xbRefs Plugins - an editor button plugin and a content plugin for inserting reference and footnote information as shortcodes in articles.
The reference information - title and description/citation can be embedded as text in the shortcode or draw information from a Joomla tag or weblink (weblinks use the official Weblinks component which is available separately).
References can display as either/both popovers in the article text or as footnotes appended to the end of the article (created automatically by the content plugin)
xbRefMan provides back-end (admin) views listing Text, Tag and Weblink references in use, and a list of articles with references. For individual references a list of articles they appear in is provided. Tools are available to add/remove shortcode highlighting in articles, to remove individual references (shortcode deletion in all or individual articles) and conversion of embedded Text references to Tags.
On the front-end (site) xbRefMan provides lists of references with the articles that use them and lists of articles with their references.