Q. Are there tools that can help create a works cited page or bibliography?

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Yes, we provide information on citation management software. Theses tools help you collect, sort, and cite your sources automatically. Some integrate with Microsoft Word to cite while you write. Each tool is different and there isn't one manager that does everything perfectly so the best citation manager is the one that works best for you. Here are some things to think about when choosing a citation manger:

  • Which manager will best fit your current workflows? For example you may be partial to a particular internet browser or may need to cite according to specific style guidelines.
  • Which manager are your colleagues or classmates using? If you are working on a group project, for example, it might be best if everyone uses the same citation manager.
  • And which interface do you like best?

Don't worry if you change your mind – most citation managers have an export function so you can transport your references from one to another.

The library has a detailed guide on Zotero, a free citation manager. Mendeley is another free tool we recommend.

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  • Last Updated Dec 08, 2016
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  • Answered By Carolyn Caffrey Gardner

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