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Citing Sources

a succinct guide to citation style manuals

Citation Managers

Citation Managers such as Zotero are software applications that will help you…

  • Gather references automatically from article databases while you research
  • Format manuscripts and citations in a variety of styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.)
  • Create and organize a personal research database of references, images and PDFs
  • Share your databases with colleagues around the world
  • Transfer references among RefWorks, EndNote Web, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero.

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Zotero is an open access tool we recommend, and many of us have switched over from RefWorks to Zotero because of its design, the ease of pulling citations into MS Word and Google documents, and the ability to share bibliographies with other users and embed them in websites. Zotero is designed specifically for academic research, and it helps you collect, manage, annotate, and cite your sources. Zotero requires you to install both an app and a browser extension onto your computer.