Citation or reference management tools are applications that will help you organize the citations you find for papers and projects.
These tools store your citations in one place on your computer or in a cloud, which makes retrieving them easy. You should also look for a tool that has these other features as well:
If you use a reference management tool, you can email or save your results to a file that you would then import into your library.
When viewing an individual citation or a folder of citations, you can save the citation information for your reference management tool.
Click on the link located on the right side bar to open the Export Manager panel.
Select the file format for the citations depending on what reference management tool you use. Click on the yellow Save button.
If you select one of the Direct Export options as the file format and a reference management tool (e.g., EndNote) is installed on your computer, that software should automatically open. You should be able to indicate whether to add the citations in the export file to a new or existing citation library.
If you select one of the Citations in... options as the file format to be uploaded to bibliographic management software, a new window or tab will open up when you click on the yellow Save button. The new browser window or tab will display the articles and citations.