Writing and Rhetoric Studies: Citing Sources

Citation Manuals

For a quick online guide to MLA and APA format's check out the Purdue OWL.  For more detailed help, check out the style guides below.

Citation Management Systems

Need help organizing your citations?  Try one of the systems below, which are all freely available to you as a student at the U of U.  These systems will also help you create your bibliography for your paper.   If you have any questions or difficulty using one of these systems, contact your librarian for help.EndNote

  • EndNote Basic is free to U of U students, staff, and faculty
  • Can directly import citations from Usearch, many library databases, and many websites
  • Can create bibliographies in over 6,000 citation styles
  • Compatible with Zotero and Mendeley

Mendeley

  • Mendeley is freely available
  • Can import citations from many library databases and webpages
  • Can create bibliographies in over 6,000 citation styles
  • Can share citations through groups feature
  • Has cite-while-you-write feature

NoodleTools

  • NoodleTools is free to U of U students, staff, and faculty
  • Self-guided tool that teaches how to properly document sources in MLA, APA or Chicago/Turabian
  • Produces a fully formatted Works Cited/References page
  • Can copy/paste citations from some library databases
  • Can create bibliographies in 3 citation styles

Zotero

  • Zotero is free and open-source
  • Easy to import citations from Usearch, many library databases, and many websites
  • Can import dozens of citations at a time from Google Scholar
  • Can create bibliographies in over 6,000 citation styles
  • Compatible with EndNote Basic and Mendeley
  • Has cite-while-you-write feature

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