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Citation Help

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

Bibliography Managers

There are online tools to help you organize citations and format your bibliography.  

Bibliographic or 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. It is a useful tool for keeping track of many citations and saves valuable formatting time.

There are other bibliographic management tools available as well. Here is a link to a guide with additional  information:

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.