When you use information from a book, periodical, or scientific paper, it is important to cite your sources. Do you know how to write a complete citation? Do you have a system for keeping track of the many citations you gather while doing research? Can you quickly create a bibliography for that paper or article you are submitting? Here are some places and tools to get the help you need.
Citation software, such as EndNote or Zotero, can help you make the process of organizing and citing sources easier and more efficient.
- EndNote is a robust and fully-featured citation management software. It is free to all Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff. You may download EndNote by logging in with your Michigan Tech ISO information.
- Zotero is a free (for limited storage) extension for the Firefox Web browser. You may download Zotero on the Mozilla website.
- The Writing Center
The Writing Center works with students, faculty, and staff to address the challenges of learning and communicating in complex and culturally diverse environments.
- OWL (Online Writing Lab)
The OWL at Purdue offers online guides to grammar, style, the writing process, and managing citations.
KnightCite is a free web-based citation generator provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. It can generate sources in MLA, ALA, and Chicago formats.