Reference management software (also known as citation management software) allows to collect, store and organise references from bibliographic databases and other online information sources. In addition, the software allows to automatically cite references and create bibliographies in different bibliographic styles by integrating with word processors (such as Microsoft Word). Some reference management software is available for free, other requires a license subscription.
We recommend, among freely available software:
Mendeley: owned by Elsevier. Available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS App, it allows collaborative reference management. Read its help guides and explore its video tutorials.
Zotero: Developed by Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (Virginia). Available as a Firefox extension and as a desktop app, it works on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Unix. Read its quick start guide.
Among software requiring a license subscription:
EndNote: Produced by Clarivate Analytics. It works on Windows, Mac, and iOS App. It has also a simplified, web-based version, called EndNote Basic (formerly EndNote Web), available for free upon registration.