How to Manage Your Bibliographies

For immediate solutions, the best tip I can give you is to go to Diana Hacker’s excellent site and look for your area of study and citation style. It has great sample papers to show note and bibliography style.

Software

If you want some software that will help you manage your bibliographies easier and quicker than formatting it yourself every time, check out:

Eazy Paper
I’ve never used it, but take the tour, because this one looks helpful.


End Note

I used Endnote for my master’s degree papers and loved it. Just enter the bibliographic info once, and then a simple control command will insert it wherever you want, and format the bibliography, too.

It was especially helpful for my thesis, because it had a lot of customizable fields, so I could manage my research by marking sources as being high, medium or low priority to read, or as being relevant to certain chapters. You can also enter their call number and library, which enabled me to print out a list of sources available at a certain library in their call number order, and then meander the stacks and easily find them all.


Style Ease
I’ve never used this, but it's an option. Let me know if it works for you or not.