Research management tools allow researchers to manage and organize research through every stage. The main strength is saving citations for easy access and recall of citation information. Choose a citation style and your document will display all citations consistent with that style.
Especially for larger research projects, having a library of resources at your fingertips that can be cited in less than a second outweighs the diligence required to make sure that the program accurately captures the information when you save it.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device. Showcase your work and assess the impact of your research.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. You can sort items into collections and tag them with keywords. Or create saved searches that automatically fill with relevant materials as you work.
Learn more at Zotero.org