When you're working on an assignment or studying, you will gather lots of references to authors, book titles, journal articles, web pages and other sources that you will want to remember and go back to. It can be really easy to lose track of these, so it’s a good idea to have a system in place to organise them. For assignments, one way to do this is to use citation/referencing management apps. These apps can:
There are three components to reference managers
Mendeley and Zotero are the two most widely used reference managers and are described below.
Mendeley and Zotero are both excellent products; both will effectively manage your sources and generate citations & reference lists. One difference between them is that Mendeley is owned by a commercial publishing company named Elsevier, while Zotero is open source software. The library recommends using Zotero and provides an online Zotero tutorial. There is also a Mendeley tutorial available.
Other reference managers are available. See this Wikipedia page for a list and description of their features.
If you're happy using apps, have a look at referencing apps, they might be able to help you organise your information sources. if you're not that comfortable using computers, then no worries; don't use them :)