Literature management

Did you know tools are available that help you to organize and cite your sources?

Free reference management software
To collect, organize, cite, and share your sources you can use free reference management software:

Source Manager in Microsoft Word
The Source Manager in Microsoft Word helps you to enter your sources and automatically creates in-text citations and a reference list in APA format. You will find this feature on the References tab, in the Citations & Bibliography group.
See the tutorial Create a bibliography on

Cite features in online databases and search engines
Many online databases and search engines enable you to download the citation details directly in APA format. This feature is usually called ‘Cite’. You will find it in Discover, EBSCO, Google Scholar, and many other systems.

Always check!
Although the tools mentioned above are very helpful, make sure you always check the format of the in-text citations and references yourself. For example, Dutch author names might not be presented correctly.


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