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Scholarly Writing: Citation Tools

Provides faculty, researchers and students with assistance and resources on scholarly communication and publications.


Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network.

Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write,  and read and annotate your PDFs on any device on You can:

  • Managereferences & Citations
  • Search & Discover content
  • Read& Annotate articles
  • Add & Organize paper
  • Share & Collaborate with peers
  • Receive personal recommendation
  • Information for jobs and funding

Citation Plugin  is a free, simple plugin for Microsoft Word (Windows, Mac) or Libre Office (All platforms).

  • Allows you to quickly and easily insert styled citations to reference materials from your Mendeley Library.
  • Automatically generates a bibliography for your paper using all the materials you’ve cited.
  • Pick from a huge and growing library of citation styles and easily restyle all citations in a paper with a few clicks. Instruction

How to Cite Sources in APA Citation Style

How to Cite Sources in MLA Citation Style

How to Cite Sources in Harvard Citation Style

Generating Citations - Video

@ Dr. Chris Copeland


Zotero is an easy-to-use tool that collects, manages, and cites research resources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free.

Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

Quick Start Guide

Zotero uses Citation Style Language (CSL) to properly format citations in many different bibliographic styles. Zotero supports all the major styles (Chicago, MLA, APA, Vancouver, etc.) as well as the specific styles for over 8,000 journals and publishers.

Zotero's Word and Libreffice plugins allow users to insert citations directly from their word processing software. This makes citing multiple pages, sources, or otherwise customizing citations a breeze. In-text citations, footnotes and endnotes are all supported. With community-developed plugins, Zotero can also be used with LaTeX, Scrivener, and numerous other writing programs.

Learn How to Use Zotero - Video