Keeping track of what databases you have searched, what keywords and questions you used in each database, and the results from each search can be time-consuming.
Using a citation manager like Zotero, ReadCube Papers, EndNote, or Mendeley has some major advantages. One is that you can attach notes to each reference, including keywords, subjects, and abstracts; this can help you to document your alternatives search. You can also automatically remove duplicate references that you have retrieved from searching different databases.
Want to use a program that not only creates your bibliography automatically, but can also store and organize citations and PDFs?
Just need to format a few citations right now? Try these quick tools:
Whichever program you choose, remember to proofread the citations it generates for you!