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Citation Tutorial

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Simplify Citation

This guide will help you learn how to find and use style guides, locate, use and organize citation information, and understand purposes of citation.

Citation Managers

Zotero Mendeley EndNote

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You might be familiar with EasyBib, BibMe, RefMe or NoodleTools. At the college level, a more sophisticated tool will serve you better. There are many to choose from. We support zotero (open source & free), EndnoteMendeley and RefWorks. Evaluate the tools, and choose the one that's right for you.


What Is Zotero?

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a tool that helps you to collect, manage, and cite your references. Using Zotero you can attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. Zotero automatically updates itself to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles. Zotero was built and is supported by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Why Use Zotero?

Quick Links to Zotero

Features of RefWorks

  • export citation information directly from the catalog and many databases
  • organize sources into folders and include notes
  • with the free Write-n-Cite plugin for Microsoft Word, create citations and bibliographies with one click, formatted to any of 100's of citation format specifications
  • get support and training by BC librarians

Why Use RefWorks?

Quick Links to RefWorks