The Library recommends Zotero as the best reference manager for students.
Free • Works on Mac / Windows / Linux • Microsoft Word / OpenOffice / Google Docs • Library Support
Zotero is an open-source reference manager that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes.
- Keep track of references as you research a topic
- Create bibliographies
- Insert references and bibliographies into your research papers.
Zotero does charge for storage exceeding 300MB. However, you can use Zotero's Preferences menu to back only your citations to the cloud instead of full-text content, which means you will never hit the storage limit.