Using Bibliographic Management Software
Most databases allow you to download records and citations for referral at a later time. Bibliographic management software organizes those references and helps you to create bibliographies in the appropriate publication style for your discipline. The following websites will provide you with some background information on different bibliographic software programs:
“RefWorks is online software that allows you to import references from online databases, organize your references into folders related to projects, classes, or topics of interest, insert references in a variety of citation formats (e.g MLA, Chicago, APA, etc) into the your research paper, and generated formatted bibliographies. RefWorks is free to students, faculty, and staff during your time at the university.”–From the site. There is also a link to RefWorks from the library catalog.
Allows the user to enter the citation information and builds the citation correctly in APA 5th edition style or MLA style. “The Citation Builder will help you create citations for journal articles, books, web sites, and interviews. … Be sure to type information into the Citation Builder accurately, keeping in mind spelling, capitalization, etc.” — From the site.
This site at the University of Oregon Libraries has some nice tips on Endnote.
This tutorial is created by RefWorks. For more information check out the RefWorks home page.
This company distributes the three most popular bibliographic software programs: EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager. You can get information, including how to use the software for each of these products, by clicking on the appropriate software package.