Style Guides provide formatting guidelines for research papers, including citations and bibliographies. The style guides highlighted below are among the most common style guides in use in academia today.
Consult your professor before selecting a style guide for your assignments.
Citation management software (or bibliographic management software) allows you to create your own personal library of references to books, articles and documents. References can include citation information (author, title, publisher, etc.) as well as annotations, graphics, and even copies of the documents themselves.
The software works with Microsoft Word and other word processors to automatically add references to your paper and format your bibliography in the proper style (MLA, APA, Chicago Style, etc.).
Learn more about the following citation management software packages on this guide:
Note: For a nice comparison of the pros and cons of these tools please see:
Ivey, C., & Crum, J. (2018). Choosing the right citation management tool: EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, or Zotero. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 106(3), 399–403. doi:https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2018.468
For citation management software training and support, contact one of the following library staff members:
Chris Benda (Divinity Library)
David Golann (Peabody Library)
Kashif Graham (Divinity Library)
Heather LaFerriere (Eskind Biomedical Library)
Pam Morgan (Central Library)
Keegan Osinski (Divinity Library)
Ramona Romero (Central Library)
Bobby Smiley (Divinity Library)