I would like to create an author’s bibliography -with over 2,000 entries, each of them with several fields- and I was wondering if RefMan is suitable for this as it is quite different from from the Works Cited or Bibliography section of an article, a M.A. or a PhD.
What follows is an example of how I would like to display the data; the information in  shouldn’t appear, but I need it to show it here to make as clear as possible what I need in each field.
[Title of magazine] Sepia [issue and/or volume of the perodical] #22, [date] September 1983. [editor] Colin David Webb, [press] Kawabata Press, [place] Cornwall, UK.
[contents] “eulogy to a hell of a dame”; “now”; “Big John of Echo Park and nearby parts…”; “nice try”; “repeat”; “the puzzle”
[notes/comments] “I got to know about Bukowski’s work through a friend who was into the beats […] I wrote to him to ask if he would like to send me a couple of poems to use in Sepia. I explained the small circulation of the magazine (usually 100-200 per issue) and that I couldn’t pay etc and he replied with a bundle of poems […] This was the only occasion I asked anyone for some poems. […] Sepia was started in July 1977. Punk was breaking out in the UK and people were putting out their own tapes/records ets so I jumped on the band-wagon with poetry and stories and put out Sepia. At that time there was a very healthy small press market in the UK –dozens of small magazines like Sepia," Colin Webb, May 8th 2007.
Another example, a book, would be as follows:
[Book] At Terror Street and Agony Way. [Press] Black Sparrow Press, [place] Santa Rosa, CA, [year] 1968.
[Contents] As I Lay Dying-Beerbottle-K.O.-Sunday Before Noon-7th. Race When the Angels Swung Low and Burned-On Going Out to Get the Mail-I Wanted to Overthrow the Government but All I Brought Down Was Somebody’s Wife-The Girls-35 Seconds-A Note on Rejection Slips-The Mexican Girls-True Story-X-Pug-Class-Living-The Intellectual-Red and Gold Paint-Shot of Red Eye-I Don’t Need a Bedsheet with Slits for Eyes to Kill You In-I Met a Genius-Poverty-Poem to a Most Affectionate Lady-To Kiss the Worms Goodnight–John Dillinger and Le Chasseur Maudit-The Flower Lover-Traffic Ticket-A Little Sleep and Peace of Silence-He Even Looked like a Nice Guy-Children in the Sky-The Weather Is Hot on the Back of My Watch-Note to a Lady Who Expected Rupert Brooke-Reunion-Now-The Difference between a Bad Poet and a Good One is Luck-Eat-The Man with the Hot Nose-Notations from a Muddled Indolence-For the Mercy-Mongers
I’ll probably need a couple of more fields to display info. from my own research, but this is basically how I would like to display the information. Before each entry, there should be a number, as in “1. Sepia”
I don’t think this is really complicated and I bet Endnote or RefMan could do this. Problem is, I need several Indexes, such as “Magazines”, “Poems”, “Stories”, “Unpublished poems”, etc. This means that I have probably to mark each item listed in each entry so I can then create the Indexes I need by running the appropriate query. There might be a script to do this or to import available information online (from libraries and such as they usually list the contents -poems/stories- of a given book), but I really have no idea.
Any help at all will be appreciated.