A citation manager is a great tool to help you keep track of your articles. WVU supports three different citation managers:
Personally, I recommend Zotero. Not only can you use a browser extension to easily import sources from various databases and websites, but you also can create in-text citations as you write your article and Zotero will build and update your bibliography automatically as you add in-text citations. Using Zotero is a win-win!
Zotero is a convenient tool to help you sort, store, and most importantly cite sources for your papers. They have tools to help you write in-text citations, create your bibliography, and identify duplicates in sources you've imported. The best part? Zotero is completely free!
Trust me, you want to do this. It will save you time and work in the future. You can thank me later!
After opening the Zotero desktop app, you can add sources to Zotero
It requires another download, but I highly recommend using the Zotero Connector. You can import any type of source with the click of a button without needing to even open the desktop app!
... you can export citations from any website with the push of a button! And when I say "any website" I mean any website, including library databases. The Zotero Connector is smart and will even tell you what type of source you are exporting.
... you can copy and paste an article's ISBN, DOI, PMID, or arXiv IDs to easily add it to your Zotero library.
... you can export a group of citations directly to your Zotero Account. This will look different for each database, but here is how to do this in PubMed.
... you will manually need to enter every relevant piece of information for the source to cite correctly. This is definitely the most time consuming way to add citations to Zotero, but sometimes it is necessary.