It's never too late nor too early to start using citation management software! It's free to you and will help you stay organized, making writing much easier. These products will let you easily insert in-text citations AND will create your bibliography WHILE YOU'RE TYPING. These software packages will also format your paper in any of hundreds of formatting styles, including APA 6th & 7th. Check with your advisor on which edition you should use.
Use ONE of these options to store citations in which you have an interest. Clip PDFs of articles to the record in your own database and annotate the records as well. Preparing for your comps will that much easier when you have everything in one place--citation, full text & notes! Visit our page on these software packages and for information on training.
Different operating systems have different requirements for Endnote. To help you find your way, your good friends on YouTube have created videos to guide you.
This is the overview of using Endnote. For PC users, this is all you'll need.
Here's the link to the Endnote Mac needs. It's worth the few minutes it takes to see this in action, so that you can see where to find the components you will need.
If you need further assistance with Endnote, here's the help request form.
RefWorks also has different arrangements for Macs & PC. When you first open RefWorks, you'll see the links for each operating system. No need to visit another page. You will have access to your RefWorks account after you leave UGA.
To begin, here's the overview of RefWorks. This video has multiple segments, and it's worth the time to view all of them.
If you're given on option of using the orange version or the blue version of RefWorks, choose the blue version. This is newer and is replacing the orange version.
I can help you with RefWorks. Contact me for more info.