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Citation Styles: Citation Management & Software

Information for APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian citation styles.

About Citation Managers

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.


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:

  • Automatic capture of citation information
  • Storage of PDFs, files, images, links, and entire web pages
  • Citation export in a specific format
  • Compatible with MS Word and OpenOffice

Zotero Tutorials

Zotero Help Guide (from Georgia State University)

 Many of the Library's databases permit you to export citations to Zotero and other citation managers.