This guide provides an overview of tools you can use to create and manage citations used in papers, reports, and research projects.
- Create Citations Within Research Databases
- QuickSearch and many of the other research databases allow you to generate citations to include in your paper. You can usually get a citation for individual titles or use the "save to folder" feature to create a list of titles which can then be used to generate a list of citations. The citations can be emailed, exported, or copy and pasted into other documents.
- Use a Citation Manager
- If you have a large research project, you may want to use a citation manager such as EndNote, RefWorks, or Zotero. These citation managers are applications that help you organize your research. You can import and manage citations for books, articles, and other resources and create bibliographies for research papers.