Citation Managers are tools that help you manage your research process. They are used to track articles, books, webpages, and other content. Functionality for each citation manager is different, but they all provide a mechanism for taking notes, citing in-text, creating bibliographies in multiple styles, discovering new content, and group collaboration. Choose the one you prefer. SU Libraries supports the four tools below (listed alphabetically):
Your professor will point you toward the citation style you will be using to write and format your papers. Food Studies typically uses the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide. If you are new to writing in this style, there are several resources that will help you. Once you become familiar with your citation style, you can then use a citation manager like Mendeley, Zotero or RefWorks (subtabs to this page) to help manage your information and format your citations.