In the following are a few applications to help you along the way. Of course, nothing precludes the good old pen and paper
Having a PDF management system, which allows in-app citation (e.g. WORD, Pages, Mellel, …), is a necessity for scientists and researchers. On OSX, we have
I will post more once I get to try them but version 3 for both Mac OS and iOS of Papers are available for download.
Mendeley is a serious options for those looking at a PDF management (and in text citation) system for scientific literature. It is a rather good
If, as starting graduate students, you are following my first key advice of reading on a regular basis scientific manuscripts related to your field of