Have you used Mendeley Desktop?
… if you haven’t, do I have the answer to many of your research problems.
Mendeley Desktop has to be one of my favorite programs. Now, I’ve only had it for a few days, but it has already saved me a world of headaches. This program will allow you to tab through PDFs and even search among them for specific parts either in the text, or in notes you can write into the page. You can literally tag sections of a journal so that you can find it later! If you think that is awesome, the program automatically reviews the journal and creates a citation for you. Do you have a weird format like the Mammalian Journal format? Pfft, I downloaded that and now all I have to do is click a button and every paper I used for research has the citation generated in the proper format. No more hours wasted on literature cited!
To add to how awesome this program is, it will suggest articles for you. You heard me. It looks at the journals you’ve been uploading into it and tells you some that you might not have found. Holy. Fucking. Shit. Oh, and is your project a collaborative effort? Send some of those bad-boy thesis papers over to your colleagues with a tap of the share button and it will send over your note-riddled and highlighted copy of the PDF to them.
GO ON MY SCIENCE BROS AND CITE THE SHIT OUT OF THE ACADEMIC WORLD!