Reference or bibliographic management tools are software programs will help you organize the citations you find for papers and projects.
These tools store your references in one place on your computer, which makes retrieving these items easy. You should also look for a tool that has these other features as well:
EndNote and Mendeley are two reference management tools that you may want to consider using.
If you use a reference management tool, you will need to download your results to a text file before importing them into your library.
When viewing an individual citation or a folder of citations, you can download 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 saved the citations in Direct Export 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.txt file to a new or existing citation library.
If you saved your citations in a format that can be uploaded to bibliographic management software, the articles and citations are displayed in your browser window.
EndNote helps you organize your research. It also allows you to organize bibliographic citations in your own EndNote Library, transfer references from on-line databases into your EndNote Library, and instantly build bibliographies for your papers. For current and potential EndNote users alike, here are some links to get more information about EndNote:
Mendeley is a free reference manager that allows you to organize references and to create citations and bibliographies. Mendeley includes a PDF viewer which allows you highlight, annotate, and organize research papers all in one place. For current and potential Mendeley users alike, here are some links to get information about Mendeley: