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Citing and Documenting Sources: Start Here

Your Librarian

Pamela Contakos
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Welcome to the Research Guide on Citing and Documenting Resources.

In this guide you will learn:

We encourage you to make use of the Writing Studio to help you with specific writing and citation questions.

Below are some options for citation tools you may want to try. Remember that these tools can often make mistakes and you should check your citations thoroughly before handing in your paper.

In addition you will find citation links in many of the library's databases. The Perdue OWL site is also a great place to find citation examples and rules.

Citation Tools

Use EasyBib to generate citations and create a works cited page


 Zotero is a free tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.Attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for projects, Create bibliographies using Word or Open Office. Zotero is good for more advanced researchers who have a lot of citations they want to keep track of.