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Plagiarism guide for students: Step 4: Being citation savvy

Citation manuals

Looking for an in-depth information for specific citation style?  

You can find all citation manuals at our Citation Station near the library reference desk!

Citation Style Guide

For more information on citation styles and examples to help you create citations and references, consult the Citation Style Guide.

Bibliographic management

In academic writing, there are many different citation styles. No matter the type of writing, it’s always critical to provide credit for other people’s thoughts and ideas. In academic writing, there are discipline-specific rules for how to cite sources.

Citation creation can be difficult but your library is here to help!

  • We have online citation guide in the different citation formats. You can use these to help you formulate your citations or check citations that our databases generate for you.
  • We provide support for Zotero an online management tool where you can store all your citations in one place and create your bibliography. Many of our databases will export an article citation directly to Zotero.

Helpful hint: Always double check the citations databases or citation tools create for you. You can do this with our online citation guide or check with a librarian.


Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. It will enable you to create citations and bibliographies quickly.

Consult the Zotero guide.