Citation management software makes it easier to keep track of your sources and to format your citations.
U of T subscribes to RefWorks, a database that lets you add references you find in the library catalogue and in article databases. RefWorks also works with Microsoft Word to allow you to format your in-text citations and reference list more easily.
You can also use a number of free citation management services, such as Zotero. This citation management guide can help you compare the various free and paid services available, including U of T price discounts.
No citation management software is perfect - for example, it's easier to add books from the library catalogue to RefWorks, but it's easier to add blogs or websites to Zotero - and no software can tell you how and when to cite your sources. However, citation management software can save you valuable time formatting and organizing your research.
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