Public Speaking & Rhetoric: Citing Sources

Citation Format?

Here are a variety of resources that will help you with citing sources for your speech. The citation format that you use in your research paper will depend on what is required by your professor. Be sure you know the requirements before you begin.

Citation Management Tool: Zotero

Zotero is a citation management application that allows you to collect book and article citations from the library catalog and other databases. Zotero also connects with your word processor (MS Word, Google Docs, Libre Office) to insert in text citations and generate a reference list in your selected citation style. 

See the library guide, Manage Citations with Zotero, on how to use this tool. The Library provides workshops and support for Zotero. 

Citation Resources

Need help in citing books and articles for your speech?  Try these online resources:

  • PSU Writing Center: you can schedule an appointment, visit the Writing Center Outpost in the library for drop-in assistance. or review their online resources.

Style Guides in the Library