World Languages & Literature: Permalinks & Citation Management
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. The Library provides workshops and support for Zotero.
ZoteroZotero 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.
Capturing Citations from the Library Catalog
You can export results to various tools. Use the Send to menu.
For EndNote, choose EndNote under Send to. This will download a file to your computer. Then go to EndNote and import the file.
For Mendeley or Zotero, choose Export RIS under Send to. This will download a file to your computer. Then go to Mendeley or Zotero and import the file.
More information: Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley and EndNote.
To find the permalink (persistent URL) to the item that you want to reference:
- Find the item in the PSU Library Catalog.
- Select the Send to drop-down menu on the right.
- Select Permalink.
- Copy the permalink.
For more information, see Persistent Links to Library Content.
Selected Online Citation Guides
- Citing Government DocumentsGuides to citing government documents in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles.
- OWL - Purdue's Online Writing LabDetailed guide to APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles. Navigate to "Research and Citation" on the left to access citation style help.
- MLA Handbook PlusProvides online access to the MLA Handbook.
Print Style Guides in the PSU Library
The Chicago Manual of Style byCall Number: Circulation / Reserves (1st floor) - Z253 .C57; Ready Reference (2nd floor) Z253 .C57Publication Date: 2017
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association byCall Number: Circulation / Reserves (1st floor) - BF76.7 .P83 2010; Ready Reference (2nd floor) BF76.7 .P83 2010Publication Date: 2020
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition byCall Number: Reference (2nd floor) LB2369 .T8 2018Publication Date: 2018
MLA Handbook byCall Number: Ready Reference -- 2nd floor LB2369 .M52 2021Publication Date: 2021