Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Home About Us Research & Find Services Faculty FAQs Contact Us
  • My Library Account
  • Citing Sources Help Guide

    This guide will explain how to correctly use citations to avoid plagiarism, and provide resources to help you cite.

    Zotero

    Zotero is a free, open source citation manager. It has a browser plug-in for saving sources as you search, and great integration with Word when you are ready to start writing (and citing).

    Their documentation will help you get up and running in no time.

    Citation Generators

    There are many citation generators out there, including as part of UDC Search and in the databases. These can be useful, but be careful! They aren’t always correct. If you use a citation generator, make sure you check it using a citation guide. Look for citation guides on this help guide's Resources page.

    Word

    You can add sources in Word and use it to add citations and create your references page. Inputting your source information is a manual process that can be slow, but some people love using this feature.