Use time-saving, Web-based citation management tools like Zotero, or EasyBib (at http://www.easybib.com/) to organize, store, and format citations in works cited lists or bibliographies. Each tool has collaboration features for working on joint projects. See the boxes below for information about features and functionality.
Log into your Zotero or EasyBib account, and leave the tool open on your desktop.
From Library Search:
From other Online Databases:
If there is no option for EasyBib (for example)
Import into EasyBib:
WARNING: Always proofread citations made by citation tools, especially punctuation and capitalization. See the style guides from the drop-down menu on this page.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It can be used as a Firefox extension, or a standalone version. You can easily download either version to your personal computer. (NOTE: Zotero is not installed on GTL computers.) Zotero automatically creates both in-text and bibliographic citations, supporting all the major styles (Chicago, MLA, APA, etc.) as well as a great many journal-specific styles. This tool allows you to:
For more information about Zotero features, and downloading instructions, see the Zotero Quick Start Guide.
EasyBib offers citation help for MLA, APA, and Chicago, and 6 other formats for many types of resources. Create a free EasyBib account at the EasyBib sign-up page, then log in at the EasyBib login page. With EasyBib, you can:
Importing citations into EasyBib is covered above. You can also search within EasyBib for the citation you need. If the book or article is in EasyBib's vast knowledge base, it will automatically create the citation for you. Just check to see that the edition is correct. See EasyBib's User Guides for additional information.