Reference management is serious business. It can be extremely nerve-wrecking to write a paper only to discover that you have been using a wrong reference style for the past 10,000 words. Or that you have to add a few references in the middle of the document that uses numerically ordered citations. Manually maintaining references can make an aspiring student to abandon a promising research career altogether.
At UbiLife we have been using Mendeley Desktop reference manager for sometime now. While its free version has some limitations, it is sufficient for our purposes, i.e. for managing references in small-scale collaborative authoring. To help future scientists save their time and nerves, we have put together a series of tutorials that demonstrate how to use Mendeley Desktop alone or together with a word processor or LaTeX: