Citation managers help you keep track of all of your sources (some will even save copies of articles). No more forgetting authors or losing all the information you've found when you lost a notebook.
They also make it easy to cite your sources for your papers. Many citation managers have word processor plug-ins that make it easy to cite in your papers. Using what you have cited in your paper, they can genereate your Works Cited/Reference List. And they will do it in the common citation style of your choice. Which means you don't have to put all of your resources in APA style (though you should check them to make sure it's model of the style is current).
RefWorks can be used to create and organize a personalized database of bibliographic references imported from text files and online databases, or inputted by hand.
It formats both references and manuscript into various writing styles, such as MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, IEEE, and more.
As a UTEP student you can create a RefWorks account that will be active even after you graduate.
To learn more about RefWorks visit the RefWorks research guide!
Click on the following links to view a short tutorial on each topic.