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VIPP Scholars Library Guide, Spring 2024: Citation Help

Citation Management Software

EndNote and EndNote Online Information on EndNote bibliographic software, including a link to free training sessions held at the library.

Zotero An online tool for citation management, formatting, and collaboration. Includes a link to free training sessions.

Mendeley A free reference manager and academic social network. Includes a link to free training sessions held at the library.

Papers A reference manager with features for managing citations and PDFs, searching for and sharing scholarly articles, and adding citations to manuscripts.

Citation Generators

Bibcitation A tool for formatting bibliographies in MLA, APA, Chicago, and many other styles.

Citation Wizards From the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: converts to MLA, APA, and CSE (formerly known as (CBE) style.

*Disclaimer: These sites are maintained by third parties outside of the MSU Libraries. Always double-check any citations generated by these sites to ensure accuracy.

MLA Citation Style

APA Citation Style (7th Edition)

Chicago Citation Style

Turabian Citation Style

FYI: Turabian is the student version of Chicago style.  

Further Help with Citations

If you want to talk through citation questions with an actual person, we recommend the following services: