A reference manager is a web-based program that allows you to collect, store, organize and manage source citations (references).
Benefits of a reference manager:
Well-known reference programs are Endnote, Mendeley, Refworks and Zotero. Mendeley and Zotero are for free. For Endnote and Refworks, your own educational institution usually has a paid license. Inquire within your own organization about the possibilities.
Manage and process your sources with RefWorks
With RefWorks, you can (amongst other things):
For more information see Library Guide RefWorks.
In many search engines (in databases or catalogs), you can automatically generate a source reference.
If not, you still have all the data you need, together in one place, to generate a reference by yourself.
Catalog (e.g. WorldCat)
Note: always check that the automatic source citation is complete and conforms to the guidelines!
Each search result is presented with a bar with various options directly below it.
Choose the quotation marks icon in the bar:
Scribbr has a handy app APA Citation Generator for creating and saving source citations and references.
This guide is a result of a collaboration between several Dutch higher education institutions and the APA Working Group.
The source citations used as examples in this guide are partly derived from:
No rights can be derived from the content of the sources.