Citing sources is an important part of your research.
It documents what sources you have used in writing your paper, gives credit to the author's work, and gives the information needed to identify and retrieve the cited sources.
Different disciplines or courses use different citation styles, so confirm with your instructor which style you should use.
Citation Management tools allow a user to collect, organize and retrieve citations and insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper. These tools also create a formatted bibliography using one's preferred citation style.
There are many different citation mangers available including: Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley.
Consult the Queen's Library guide to citation managers for more information.