Citation management tools can make it easier to keep track of your sources and to cite them in a variety of styles. There are a wide variety of tools available.
Citation management tools work by either automatically importing citation information from databases and other online tools or allowing you to enter the relevant information for each source. They then store this information until you are ready to create a citation or bibliography. Once you choose a citation style, the tool will create a properly formatted citation or bibliography. Click on the Zotero logo for more on how to use this software.
Beware! Citation management tools (or citations from Google Scholar or a library database) are computer-generated and are NOT ALWAYS 100% accurate. So, use the tools to get you started formatting your bibliography or works cited list, but ALWAYS double-check the citation formats in a style guide or through an authoritative web resource, such as the Excelsior OWL.
For more information and guidance on using Zotero, including information on upcoming workshops, visit our online research guide: libguides.muw.edu/zotero