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Citation Style Guidelines   Tags: citations  

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Library Databases

Library databases may allow you to save a citation. You can then copy and paste the citation text into your paper. 

 When using an EBSCO database select the include when saving/sending checkbox.

 Proquest databases allow you to click the cite this link at the top of the page.

Gale databases have a citation tools link on the right which works for MLA and APA, but currently not for Chicago style.


Bibliography Makers

EndNote is a desktop software designed to help store and organize bibliographic references in the "libraries" (collections) on user's own computer equipment. Users can create separate bibliographies or insert citations from their libraries into papers they are writing by using the "cite while you write" feature. Free download to USD-affiliated patrons:

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. Go to to download.

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Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself. It's loaded on all the Libraries computers.  



Knightcite is a free online tool to help you create bibliographies in MLA, APA  and Chicago styles.  Select your Source Type and Resource on the left hand tool bar, fill in the blank fields and click submit.  A new window will open with a formatted citation.  Copy and paste the citation into your document.   


Comparison of Citation Software


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