When was the last time you sat up until 3 in the morning trying to get your citations squared away right before the deadline? Tired of forgetting where you got that perfect article? What about remembering what sources you still needed to read and review?
No more! Reference managers can help!
Reference managers are tools that help you:
The River Campus Libraries offer and support a ton of different reference managers. Find one that works for you, and never spend the last few hours of a paper fighting with citations again!
Feel free to try two or three different ones and see what you like! They all specialize in different additional features and act in slightly different ways, but they will do the same primary things: keeping track of sources, helping you organize them, and generating citations and bibliographies.
Some tips on where to start:
Ask an expert!
See the provider's documentation!
For RefWorks, start with their Introduction to Refworks guide.
EndNote's support page has a ton of great resources.