Citation Management Tools

Citation services are recommended for students that needi to keep track of references from many different databases and topics. .

  • Endnote is a commercial citation manager that is available for free to registered students.  It works well with MNCAT Discovry and other library article databases.
  • Zotero is free and the most versatile software for capturing websites or lists of references that display on the screen. 
  • Mendeley is free and requires installing software on your computer.  Mendeley works best for pdf documents. A good citation manager for note taking and organizing files.

 

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab

Lots of examples on how to cite references and create bibliographies using different styles

 

 
A guide from Michigan State University Libraries
 
 

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition

Easy to understand guide to the Chicago style to citing sources originally authored by Kate Turabian, updated by Wayne Booth and others.

 

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition

APA style is commonly used in all the social sciences.
 

Harvard Business School Citation Guide

Explains why citing sources is important and gives lots of examples of how to cite business databases, interviews, email, blogs, videos, websites, data sources, and market research reports.

 

American Marketing Association Reference List Style

The AMA has it's own style for citing books, articles, and online sources. For tables and other notations, consult their Manuscript Guidelines for articles in advertising and marketing journals.