Every researcher accumulates information sources and will eventually need a system to keep track of them. Some use a purely paper system, including notecards or handwritten notes and files. Others use a purely digital, software based system maintained in cloud storage or on a local drive. No system is perfect for everyone. Try a few, consider what other members of your research group are using, and when you find something that works for you - Great! On this page are some software-based management tools that will help you store your information sources and generate draft citation text for you to use in your papers and reports.