Using citation management software can help you organize your research, create bibliographies, and make sure you never again lose that great article you found. There are many great options out there - here are the best ones to consider:
RefWorks - web based subscription offered by ASU Library. You can create numerous accounts, upload attachments, share research, and more. Learn more at the Refworks Library Guide.
Mendeley - desktop manager and web interface. Users can annotate PDFs and search the social network component of mendeley for more articles.
Zotero - Firefox users: Here's a free tool you can use to manage your citations. Use Word Processor Integration plug ins for Word and Open Office for in text citations and bibliography formating
Citing Your Sources: Why & Where
Why should you cite your sources?
1. To give credit to the original author when you directly quote someone else's words, or paraphrase their ideas, within the text of your paper.
2. Your statements are more credible when you back them up with authoritative sources.
3. To allow readers to easily locate the sources you used by providing a References page.
Where should you cite your sources?
1. Within the text of your paper, in parentheses after you quote or paraphrase a source. Include author's last name and the page number (if given).
Example: Fifty percent of the freshmen at ASU are citing their sources correctly (Jones, 2009, p.9).
2. In the Works Cited list at the end of your paper. Include complete information about the source.
Example: Jones, J. (2009, June 10). Citing Sources is Important. State Press, pp. 8-9.