Organising and managing your references is definitely 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 automatically. This will save you the stress of trying to format your references and citations.

One such software is Mendeley reference manager. Mendeley automatically;

  • Organises the references
  • add notes to your references
  • link to full text, web pages and documents
  • cites your references and creates bibliographies

Click here to access Mendeley reference manager. Instructions on installing are available here

Another popular open source reference managers is Zotero: Click here to access it

Click here for an abridged version of the APA guide

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

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