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Literature Review

Managing Your References

It is essential to keep track of your research and the resources you find when writing a literature review. Using citation management software can make this process easier.  Most citation management tools can:

  • Keep all your citations in one place
  • Search the papers you collect by author, title, journal, subject headings or your own keywords
  • Insert footnotes or endnotes directly into your documents
  • Automatically generate bibliographies or works cited lists in particular style formats
  • Take searchable notes that are all stored in one place
  • Share group libraries of articles with collaborators (depending on your software)

For information on the citation management tool, Zotero, go to the Zotero LibGuide.