Zotero and Mendeley
Medeley and Zotero are tools designed to help organise your references, create bibliographies and citations and are free to download and use.
Zotero is a personal research assistant that allows you to store reference information. It is s a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organise, cite, and share your research sources.
You can use Zotero to:
Bring items into your library
Organise you library and take notes
Generate bibliographies, citations and reports
Sync, collaborate and backup
Although Zotero makes referencing much quicker and easier, it doesn't free you from the need to know anything about the referencing style you are using. You'll need to know the basics of the referencing style in order to be able to enter data into Zotero accurately so that the reference list will be output correctly.
Mendeley allows you to organise, read and annotate documents in one place. You can import documents directly from the Web.
You can use Mendeley to:
Automatically generate bibliographies
Collaborate easily with other researchers online
Easily import papers from other research software
Find relevant papers based on what you're reading
Access your papers from anywhere online