In case you are just running into the depth of issues you face when keeping the literature and references straight for a dissertation or theis, this short video gives a quick overview of how bibliographic software can help.
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Many doctoral students would love to wave a magic wand, get all the dissertation help they need, and have their review of the literature done for them. While it takes a considerable amount of time to locate, read, and notate in a reference software more than 75 peer reviewed articles (the standard in most universities as a minimum for a review of literature), there are steps that will make this section go faster. This article discusses those steps as part of measurable action. In other words, by applying the second step of action research, the measurable action step, students can have their ideas tested and verified as they go along.
The video discusses the hidden features in EndNote that help students write their lit reviews. Everything it says works for any bibliographic software. At the Masters Level, depending on how many references you are required to have, you may be able to organize all you need in a spreadsheet, but still these ideas will help you decide what you need. Together with its companion video "Organize that Lit Review", it provides all graduate students the help they need with what is usually Chapter 2 in most capstone or thesis models.