When writing a literature review, you will work extensively with citations. Citations acknowledge material in a work that came from another source, providing identifying information so readers can find and consult the source themselves. In scholarly works, citations are typically compiled into a bibliography format.
Citation management tools—sometimes called citation managers, reference management tools, or reference managers—enable you to store, organize, annotate, and share your references for research. They can also be used with a word processor to automatically insert in-text citations and format bibliographies according to your desired style, such as APA, Chicago, MLA, and many more.
Guides from the UW Libraries for help with citations, writings, and other aspects of research. See Tools for Research for digital tools to enhance your research itself and the end product.
Planning to take your writing to the next step with publishing? See these guides for help through the process.