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Reference Management Software
Delving into a research project unearths resource after resource (books, articles, reports, websites, etc.) Keeping track of these items as they are discovered can be a challenge, particularly if the researcher also wants to keep notes about these resources (main points, relevance to the research project, etc.) and the full citations for them all in one central place. Many researchers have turned to storing all this discovered information on their computers, using what is known as reference management software to keep everything in one integrated place. For more on this software, click on the reference management software link in the sidebar on the right.

Essential Reference Resources on the Web
Rather than offer an exhaustive list of reference resources, here's the best general ones to be found on the web.

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Last updated: December 26, 2001