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Reference management software

This guide introduces reference management software and the options available to users of UCL Library Services.

Why use reference management software?

  1. Saves you time: It is an efficient way of keeping track of your references, and avoids having to type out each reference manually.
  2. Ensures consistent referencing: There is less room for error, compared with referencing manually. Referencing styles in these software packages can output references consistently and accurately.
  3. Helps you to keep track of what you have read.
  4. Allows you to keep your research organised: You can store your references in one place in a systematic way.
  5. Enhances your digital literacy skills.

Find out more about why reference management software is useful for your study or research: