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Citation Help

Provides information to help you cite sources correctly in different citation styles.

Citation Management

There are online tools to help you organize citations and format your bibliography or works cited list.  

"Citation management software" is a broad term for programs that will save citations, and automatically format them according to the users' preferred style.

Zotero is one of the programs available to U-M students, but there are other citation management software programs or apps available. See the Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote guide for details.

Be aware that citation management tools are very handy, but can sometimes display citation data incorrectly. Check your citations against the proper style guidelines, just to be sure the formatting is correct.

Citation Generators

Having trouble formatting your citations? Use one of these tools to automatically generate a citation for books, journals, newspapers and more in APA, MLA, or Chicago style.