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You will learn about standalone tools, called citation managers, that can help you stay organized throughout the research project, and are especially helpful as you create citations.
PLEASE NOTE...While there is no doubt that citation generators like Citation Machine or EasyBib or Google Scholar's "cite" feature (and many, many others like these) help get scholars started on the process of creating a citation, these tools are NOT error-proof. In fact, most of them routinely generate citations with errors. It is YOUR responsibility to check the citations that these tools create, and it is almost guaranteed that you will need to fix errors.
Other tools, like the citation managers highlighted below, do a better job of creating better citations, and they also help you collect your relevant sources for any project in one central place. However, even these more robust citation managers will generate citation content that needs to be reviewed by you.
Citation management software makes it easy for you to:
Citation management tools allow researchers to:
They work across platforms and on multiple browsers. They allow you to save all of your sources to one place, no matter where you find them.
Some citation managers also allow you to save and share your resources with others.
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