Reference managers are tools that provide a platform to collect, store, and organize citations. Many of these products have plugins which work with a word processor so that the reference manager can be linked with the word processor and citations can be inserted into the word document and instantly formatted to a specified style.
Reference Managers can be used to collect citations for author publications. They can also be used to collect citations for publications to be cited in a manuscript. Most of the reference managers provide the option to create folders for organization.
The University of Arizona provides access to three products: