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How to Cite Sources in Your Research Paper: Free Citation Tools

A guide on how to cite your sources and avoid plagiarism

Citation Tools Within the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library's Databases

Did you know that several of our databases come with citation tools that format article citations in several different styles? Citation creation is available in various formats, including MLA, APA, AMA, Chicago/Turabian, etc. Look for the CITE or EXPORT function next to the article in most databases to create a citation for your reference list. Use these shortcuts with caution though; always check them against the citation style guides for accuracy.

Many databases also have personal folders in which you can permanently save your searches and articles as well as set up alerts for new issues of your favorite journals. 

Look for these features in EBSCO, JSTOR, and other databases.

How ZoteroBib Works

ZoteroBib is a free service to help people quickly create perfect bibliographies. Here is a quick tutorial explaining the process.