It can be difficult keeping track of dozens of references. Citation management tools help by saving all your references in a list that you can search, organize, and reformat in various citation styles. Try any of these free citation management tools.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
Citation Management Tips
Once you have customized a search strategy for each database, you will then:
1. Run the search in each database.
2. Export the results as a BibTeX, RIS, or XML file and save those files.
3. Import those files into a citation management program (e.g., Mendeley, Zotero).
You will have multiple versions of the same article as a result of searching multiple databases and will need to de-duplicate the results before article screening. After you have conducted your searches and imported the results into your citation management software:
If you need support with using any of these tools contact a librarian!