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Citation Styles: Citation Management Programs

A guide to various citation styles such as APA, MLA, and Chicago. Also includes information about citation management programs.


Zotero is a free, open-source citation management program that works as an add-on to the Firefox browser (also free).

It will help you:

  • Collect,
  • Organize,
  • Cite,
  • and Share your sources.

Please see the Zotero Quick Start Guide to learn more.

This short video (below) from Wake Forest University's library will give you a quick idea of what Zotero can do for you. 

More detailed screencast tutorials can be found on the Zotero documentation website.

Millikin University Librarians are happy to help you learn how to use this tool, so just drop by the Research Assistance Desk, or make an appointment with a librarian (contact information on the right side of the screen) to learn more!


Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

It will help you:

  • Automatically generate bibliographies,
  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online,
  • Easily import papers from other research software,
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading,
  • Access your papers from anywhere online

Please see the Mendeley Features Overview to learn more.

This short video (below) will give you a quick idea of what Mendeley can do for you. 

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