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Citing Sources

Citation Style Guides

MLA - English and Humanities

APA - Psychology and the Social Sciences

Chicago/Turabian - History, Humanities, Physical, Natural, and Social Sciences

Council of Science Editors (CSE) - Science

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools can help you save time and frustration when citing sources in a research paper. Here are a few suggested tools:

RefWorks logo

RefWorks is subscription tool that helps you manage, share and cite your sources. All UC Merced students, faculty and staff can create a RefWorks account.  More about RefWorks.

Zotero Logo
Zotero is an open source Firefox extension that helps you gather, organize, analyze and share sources. Learn to use Zotero by watching Zotero TutorialsMore about Zotero

Mendeley Logo
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that helps you manage, discover and share the latest research. Learn how to use Mendeley with these video tutorialsMore about Mendeley.

Endnote Basic Logo
Endnote Basic is a scaled-down version of EndNote that comes with the library's subscription to Web of Science. Learn to use EndNote Web with EndNote Tutorials and Training Tools. More about Endnote Basic.


BibMe is a free bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. Learn to use BibMe by watching Bibme Tutorials. More about BibMe.