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Citing Sources and Using Style Guides: Citation Programs

Citation Management

Citation management software assists the user in collecting, organizing, and using bibliographic references.  Users should also be aware that many databases now provide emails or downloads of selected items in a selected bibliographic format.

Starting to Cite? Never Too Early!

Citation Management With Zotero

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Zotero is a Firefox and Chrome extension that allows you to easily keep track of your sources—books, articles, webpages, etc. It will also create citations and a works cited section for your paper.

With many different citation styles included, and the ability to share your information from one computer to another, Zotero can make citing your sources and creating bibliographies much easier.

For lots more information, see Milne Library's Zotero guide.

PDF and Citation Management With Mendeley

MendeleyMendeley is a desktop application for PC and MAC that helps you manage PDFs on your computer.  Information in the desktop app is also synced to the Mendeley website and the Mendeley mobile app.

Mendeley works with Miscrosoft Word and Open Office to create in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies in thousands of different citation styles.