Why use a reference manager?
Reference managers (also called "bibliographic software" or "citation managers") are designed to...
- track where you found a particular idea, picture, fact, or quote so it can be properly cited later.
- organize your references by research project in your own searchable database.
- import references from online databases, library catalogs, journal indexes and web sites.
- automatically format your references into any style you choose, such as MLA, or APA.
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Other (Free) Options
Papers allows you to search for, download and organize them together with supplementary material, You can also read them full screen, highlight and keep notes, sync them to your iPad or iPhone, cite them in your favorite word processor, share them with your colleagues, and much much more.
Papers is available (with a student discount) for Mac, Windows, and iOS.