3. How to manage references
As you progress in your studies you will almost certainly find that you build up a considerable stock of academic information - references to articles that you have consulted and found particularly useful, PDFs, book chapters that you need to read at some point and so on; you may even wish to keep a note of things that are not relevant, simply so that you know you don't need to check these sources again.
Keeping this volume of information in some sort of order can be a challenge. In this section, therefore, we introduce and explain reference management software.