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How to Cite Your Sources

A guide to some of the citation styles

What are citation managers?

  • Citation management software allows you to save and organize publication information for your sources, and automatically create in-text citations and bibliographies in word processing applications like Microsoft Word.
  • Murray State provides access to EndNote thru Web of Science. 
  • You can also use Zotero, an open source citation manager.


  • Zotero (pronounced 'zoh-TAIR-oh') is a free citation manager that can help you keep track of, organize and cite your research.  
  • Zotero has a desktop version as well as plugins for your browser.
  • Note: Zotero performs best in Firefox.


  •  Mendeley is a free reference manager with both a desktop and online version. 
  •  Mendeley provides 2GB of space upon registration with the option to upgrade to a pro version.