Should I manually do my references or use reference management software?

Using a citation generator or reference management software will make the process of creating references faster but it is not essential.

If you only need to reference a few sources, or you need to focus on writing an assignment, it could be more time efficient to create them manually. Have a look at the Options for managing references guide to determine which approach is right for you.

If you do decide you want to use a citation generator or reference management software, you can access all of the tools we support from the Reference management software page.

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