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Cite Your Sources: Citation Management

This guide provides information on citation styles, how to read a citation and how to avoid plagiarism.

Cite Books and Articles from the PSU Library Catalog

When searching in the PSU Library catalog, you can find a citation generator for MLA, APA, or the Chicago Manual of Style by selecting Citation under the Share headline.

library catalog citation generator

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.

Using Automatic Citation Generators Video

Video: What are Citation Managers?

This video describes how citation managers like Zotero and Mendeley can help you with your research by organizing your citations, research articles, and references.

Video: Zotero vs. Mendeley

This video compares the differences between Zotero and Mendeley, two citation managers recommended for researchers at Portland State.