Citation management (or reference management) software allows scholars to maintain bibliographic records of the articles, books, and other sources they use for research. Using this software allows a researcher to keep track of citations, generate bibliographies, identify cross-references, and sometimes search within the keywords or full-text of a source.
There are many different types of citation management software. Some software is available for free, while other programs can be purchased individually or accessed through a library subscription. Check out this LibGuide created by the University of Toronto to learn more about what software is available and compare free and subscription options.