This library guide provides information on citing sources for papers.
Last Updated: May 3, 2013
These tools help manage, store and organize references that could be used in papers, dissertations, and theses. These are more popular citation programs. There is a good comparison chart by Wikipedia -- Reference Management Software.
Mendeley is a research management tool for desktop & web. Mendeley Desktop organizes your research paper collection and citations.
RefWorks is a citation management tool. (available for FHCHS campus community)
Great for those writing extensive research papers and theses.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.
Try a new smart phone app called Quick Cite.
The Chronicle for Higher Education says, "Quick Cite, which costs 99 cents and is available for both iPhones and Android-based phones, uses the camera on a smartphone to scan the bar code on the back of a book. It then e-mails you a bibliography-ready citation in one of four popular styles—APA, MLA, Chigaco, or IEEE."
A citation is the information needed to locate the reference (article, book, website or other) you are interested in reading. Citations are also used to help readers of your papers go to the information you used. The citations are found on the References page at the end of a research/term paper.
These links can assist with creating your references for your papers.
REMEMBER!!! These only assist with writing citations. They are not perfect and you still need to know the rules for the style assigned (APA, MLA or others).
- Beford Bibliographer
Assists with creating citations in MLA or APA format. Created by Colorado State U.
Free registration is required.
Searches for books, articles, websites or films and cites in APA, Chicago/Turabian or MLA style.
Cites print and non-print sources including art, cartoons, videos, television programs, etc.
- Landmarks Son of Citation Machine
Cites print and non-print sources for APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian.
- NoodleBib Express
Just need one or two quick citations? Try NoodleTools.
Cites print and non-print for APA, MLA, and Chicago.
- Referencing Tool
Created by Griffith University in Australia.
- SourceAid: Citation Builder
Assists with formatting citations in APA, Chicago and MLA Styles.