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What are citation/reference management tools?
Citation/reference management tools help in organising citations, some of these tools are software which helps in
- importing citations from databases and websites;
- create bibliographies;
- annotate articles;
- save, organise and build collections of pdfs, images, graphs and other files needed for research, and of course share library.
Which software is right for you?
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Some things to think about when you are about to choose one of the many citation management softwares available online.
- Use software which your friends and colleagues are using, it will make it easier to share and collaborate with them.
- Use what you like and are most comfortable with, there is no one perfect software/program.
- You can use more than one software, a good tool will allow transfer of data stored from one software to another.