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Citing Sources: Citation Management Tools

This guide covers various citations styles including MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian, as well as techniques to avoid plagiarism in your work.

Citation Management Tools

  • Bib me  
    BibMe is a free automatic bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages databases provided by Amazon, FindArticles, Yahoo! News, and CiteULike to quickly and accurately AutoFill citation information for you.
  • Citation Machine  
    Citation Machine is an interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties.
  • EasyBib
    The Automatic Bibliography & Citation Maker
  • EndNote  
    EndNote is a citation management computer software that contains a Cite While You Write feature and allows you to create and save a library of citations. It is available on all of Copley's computers that have Microsoft Office installed. You can download this software from the USD ITS website or purchase your own copy at the computer store on campus. ITS provides support for EndNote version X1 and above. A 7-minute tutorial, made by the creators of EndNote, can be found on YouTube. If you need further assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk at or call (619) 260-7900. 
  • Zotero  
    Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Once you have added Firefox extension you can begin to use the tool. For more information visit the Zotero site. Copley library has the Zotero extension installed on computers 1-24.