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Writing & Citing: Citation Managers

Welcome to the Writing and Citing Guide! Here, you'll find resources for enhancing your writing and correctly formatting your citations.

Citation Generators

Have all of your information, but don't know how to cite it? Choose one of the citation generators below! All you need to do is plug-in the appropriate information in the correct fields and your end-of-text citations will be formatted. However, it's up to you to put them in alphabetical order. And, because citation generators aren't always as up-to-date as the latest citation style format, be sure to check your citations against one of our style manuals.


Zotero is an easy-to-use yet powerful research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources (citations, full texts, web pages, images, and other objects), and lets you share the results of your research in a variety of ways. An extension to the popular open-source web browser Firefox, Zotero includes the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references as well as the ability to interact, tag, and search in advanced ways. Zotero can sense when users are viewing a book, article, or other object on the web, and—on many major research and library sites—find and automatically save the full reference information for the item in the correct fields.

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