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Style Guides in the Library
Citation Guidance on the Web
Citation Management Tools
With these tools you can collect book and article citations from the library catalog and databases. Then using a plugin for MS Word, you can insert those citations into your paper in the appropriate format.
See the library guide, Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, on how to use these tools.
Zotero is a free, open source citation management tool that comes as a Firefox extension or a standalone program for other browsers. It offers plugins for MS Word and Open Office so you can insert citations as you write your paper.
Mendeley is not only a citation manager, it is also a social network for scholars. Download the free desktop app that works on any platform. It has plugins for MS Word and Open Office. Mendeley offers a mobile app too.
EndNote Web is the web-based version of the long-standing citation management tool. EndNote Web offers a plugin for MS Word so you can insert sources as you write your paper.
EndNote is desktop software for citation management.