Reference managers software allows a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases.
The reference manager then works with word processing software to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.
The University of Virginia recommend to use Zotero since this is the most recognized open source that help you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research. .
In the process of writing a research paper, you must document the cited sources with footnotes or/and end notes and a bibliography which appears at the end of your paper. In this bibliography you need to lists every work you have cited in your notes; in addition, it may include works that you consulted but did not cite.
To cite your sources properly, first you need to select the appropriated manual of style. Visit the library if you need to consult a print copy of one of these style guides:
|8th ed. (2016)||Alderman Ref LB2369 .M52 2016||Health Sciences Reference LB2369 .M52 2016|
|7th ed. (2009)||Alderman Ref LB2369 .G53 2009||Clemons / Fine Arts/ Health Sciences Reference LB2369 .G53 2009|
|6th ed. (2003)||Alderman Ref LB2369 .G53 2003||
Clemons / Brown / Law Reference LB2369 .G53 2003