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Citing Sources

Citation Style Guides


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:

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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. RefWorks now offers a new interface and enhanced functionality.  More details are available at RefWorks - New & Improved.

Legacy RefWorks remains available through fall 2016.  Access an existing RefWorks account from the legacy login page or directly through single sign-on (if you have this set-up).  See RefWorks Access: Single Sign-On Transition for details on creating a RefWorks account with your UCMnetID and password.

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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.

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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.

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Endnote Web 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 ToolsMore about Endnote Web.


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.


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