In my digital tools talk at the Build-a-thon I mentioned Zotero, a powerful research management tool created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. For an overview of what Zotero can do, have a look at the Quick Start Guide.
Zotero works with your web browser to capture information from a wide variety of sources. It comes in two versions: as an extension for Firefox, and as a standalone program with connectors for Chrome and Safari. Choose the version that suits your browser and operating system from the Downloads page.
Zotero comes with translators for a number of catalogues, publications and databases, including the Trove newspaper database. The translators quickly save metadata from selected lists and items. Even if there isn’t a suitable translator available you can easily save a copy of a webpage into your own research collection.
If you find anything that you think might be relevant to the project, feel free to add it to the collection!