After studying this section you will know how to manage the literature you have used.
You can manage your literature in various ways:
- Make a list of all publications you have used for your paper, essay or thesis in a Word document or a Google Docs document
- Save physical sources, such as print-outs of journal articles
- Use special software to save references to the literature, such as RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley or Zotero.
Using a reference manager greatly helps to retrace what you have seen and read. It also helps you to reuse and/or add annotations to a text and to share your references. Moreover, it leads to accurate citations. In short: good reference management enables you to work more effectively and efficiently.
In the column on the right you will find examples of reference managers together with tutorials.
RefWorks is a programme for managing literature references and for automatically generating bibliographies. This programme is officially supported by the University and is available to all staff and students.
The University Library provides support by means of teaching RefWorks courses and answering questions.
If you want to practice using RefWorks, use the online course Ten days of RefWorks.