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.
Examples on how to cite references and create bibliographies using different styles
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition is a guide to the Chicago style to citing sources originally authored by Kate Turabian, updated by Wayne Booth and others.
APA style is commonly used in all the social sciences.
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.
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.