A citation manager is also called a reference manager and bibliographic manager.
It is a citation database that you build – create lists of articles, books, reports, videos, webpages, etc.
Use a citation manager when you are writing a research paper with more than 15-20 references.
Use a citation manager when you want to keep your research in a subject area well organized and easily accessible - archived or ongoing.
Streamline the process of creating accurate citations and references.
Locate all your research in one convenient location.
Easily export citations from many of the library databases.
Create reference lists in a 'click.'
There are many options for citation management software. Click the tab Compare Citation Managers to learn more.This guide provides information on three popular citation managers.