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Citing Sources

Citing Sources Within Your Paper

When you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or otherwise refer to the work of another, you need to cite the source, using either parenthetical documentation or  a footnote. Some of the most commonly cited forms of material are listed here; for other types, please consult the appropriate style manual available at the Library’s reference desk.

Consider using RefWorks to keep track of your sources and to quickly format in-text citations and bibliographies.

Free Citation Generating Software

Each of these citation generating tools is free.  You may either export or cut-and-paste the citation into your paper.  It is always important to double-check the formatting before submitting your paper!

  • EasyBib
    Formats citations into APA and MLA styles.
  • Citation Builder (North Carolina State University)
    Formats citations into APA and MLA styles.
  • Griffith University Referencing Tool
    an interactive tool that provides examples in MLA and APA formats. Can use for direct quotations, paraphrasing, as well as full references. Produced by Griffith University in Australia.
  • Son of a Citation Machine
    Formats citations in Chicago or Turabian style as well as APA and MLA.
  • Zotero
    Easy to use Firefox extension. You need to download the software to your computer and use with the Firefox browser.
  • Noodlebib
    Does not require a log in or subscription- simply generates a quick citation. Citations are not saved and cannot be exported to a word processor with free version.
  • Quick Search
    Search the Consortium libraries collection and save an item by clicking on the folder icon. Then open your folder at the bottom of the screen and select the appropriate citation style. The record can then be emailed to you.


Citation Software

 A citation manager is a tool which helps you to store, organize and output your citations into a specific citation format.


RefWorks is an online citation management program that allows you to import citations from many of our databases and format them into any style you choose. To use RefWorks, you will need to create an account. You can do this from the log on screen. Please contact a librarian if you are using RefWorks from off campus and need the group code.

Need help using RefWorks? Look at thisRefWorks Quick Start Guide.


Zotero is a free Firefox extension that you can use to cite resources. The Zotero Quick Start Guide will help you get started. 




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