Organising and managing your literature is often a challenging task if you have to do it manually. Having very good literature and later realising that you cannot remember the reference is a common occurrence. Trying to recall such a reference is nuisance you may have experienced at one time or another during your research. A reference management software helps you insert citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography. This will save you the stress of trying to format your references and citations.

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. It helps you cite as you write and read and annotate your PDFs on any device. Mendeley automatically;
1. Organises the references
2. add notes to your references
3. link to full text, web pages and documents
4. cites your references and creates bibliographies

The link to Mendeley is Instructions on installing are available on

Another popular open source reference managers is Zotero:

Please explore the JKUAT library website for more information resources such as publishing.

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