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Cite Your Sources

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Citation Styles

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

About 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 of Citation Management Tools.

Citation Managers


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. Help guides, training materials, and video tutorials are available.


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. Documentation provides installation guidance, quick start guide, help and trouble shooting, screencast tutorials.

Refworks - Library's support ended August 31, 2018

Due to costs, declining usage and availability of free alternatives, the Kathryn A. Martin Library cancelled its subscription to RefWorks on August 31, 2018. The library offered  correspondence and support to staff, faculty and students from August 2017 to August 2018. Inquiries and support for Refworks can be directed to