A literature review is dependent on what other authors have said, so it is important that good referencing skills are developed from the beginning.
Referencing management programs can be used to:
- store bibliographic records (details of books, chapters, journal articles, websites, conference papers, theses, reports, etc) and attachments (such as PDF files, images, links and personal notes)
- automatically generate citations and bibliographies in a number of standard referencing formats (eg Harvard, APA, Chicago)
- search and retrieve bibliographic records from library catalogues and journal indexing databases
- retrieve resources from Google Scholar
The University Library has licenses for three referencing products:
There are also free and subscription reference management programs available on the web or for loading onto your computer. These include:
More information: go to the Managing References guide.