Cite Your Sources

Citation Styles

Consult our citation style guide for help formatting in-text citations and bibliographies. If you need help with citations, contact a librarian!

UMD Supported Citation Managers

Citation managers are digital tools that can assist researchers in organizing, storing and creating bibliographies of their research process. These resources allow you to organize permalinks, PDFs, and customized notes for sources you find. For further reading, the University of Minnesota Libraries offer an excellent page about Citation Management Tools.


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. You can create a free account and also see their help guides and video tutorials.


Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you collect, organizes, cite and share your resources. It's easy to use and lives in your web browser where you do your work. A Zotero download is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Extensive documentation for Zotero provides installation guidance, quick start guide, and tutorials.