Citation managers are tools which helps writers store, organize and output your citations in the format of choice.
Some of our subscription databases provide assistance in the creation of citations in specific formats; however, you should always double-check the accuracy of the citations they provide.
MSUB provides support for the following Citation Styles. Please checkout the individual guides for specific details:
EndNote is reference management software with features to—
For set-up instructions, checkout these videos:
This helpful guide from UCL provides and in-depth overview of how to maximize EndNote for your academic research.
Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a free open-source Firefox addon. This citation manager is accessible via the web and is easy to use for capturing and saving citations from website sources. You can also add notations and other information to these saved citations to help with your organization. Features include:
Zotero Help Guide (from Georgia State University)
Many of the Library's databases permit you to export citations to Zotero and other citation managers.
RefWorks is a reference management service that supports the needs of students, staff, faculty and anyone doing academic research. With a streamlined user experience, full-text management and collaboration features, RefWorks gives users a tool that enables a more efficient and reliable process for producing research papers.
For more information on how to install and use RefWorks, please review this helpful guide.
RefWorks is incorporated into our Library Catalog, and can be used with individual items as you are reviewing them. Once you've installed and set up your RefWorks account, you can simply click on the RefWorks option as shown in the catalog entry below.
Library databases like Academic Search Complete (ASC) usually provide a citation generator. However, this is just a starting point for creating your citations. Please carefully review the citation information and make corrections according to your instructor's preferences and the style you are using.
For example, to view the citation during a search in ASC, click the "Cite" link:
Copy the citation format you desire (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) and paste into your reference list. Please remember to check for accuracy. Remember, these are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate -- just a starting point for you.