Citation managers help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. Click on the links below for guidance on using these tools.
Free and open tool.
Free tool. Researchers can pay for additional storage.
Online version is free. Paid desktop app is available.
For help learning these tools, contact an expert listed on the tool's guide or sign up for one of our workshops:
Check these pages for summaries and additional resources on using some of the most commonly used citation styles.
If you don't see the style you need or what you need to cite doesn't quite fit, a librarian for your subject area can help you.
This one-minute video clarifies how to cite when you cite another author's words or another author's ideas.
Accurately quote the original author's words.
Enclose the quotation within quotation marks.
Follow the quotation with an in-text citation.
Introduce the quotation with a phrase that includes the author' name (e.g., Baxter argues that...)
Provide a list of references with full citation information at the end of the paper.
Paraphrasing or summarizing doesn't mean just changing a couple of words from the original work.
Acknowledge the source through in-text citations immediately following the paraphrase.
Review some good examples of paraphrasing and learn the techniques that will improve your paraphrasing.