Zotero is an open source application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free.
To use Zotero, you'll need to install the Zotero application and connector components. This enables your browser to save citations to Zotero. Once you've watched the tutorial below, go ahead and install both pieces on your personal computer.
Once you have Zotero and the connector installed, you can start importing references to your account. Watch the tutorial below to learn how to save several different types of sources.
One of Zotero's best features is its ability to write citations and create bibliographies. The Zotero menu will automatically appear in your Google Docs editor after you install Zotero. Watch the tutorial below, to learn how easy it is to use Zotero while you write your thesis. As with any citation software, you will still need to proofread the formatted citations for accuracy and style.