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Citation and Documentation Styles

Find resources on Citation and Documentation Styles. APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style have resources you can find at Forsyth Library and online, as well as a quick guide to the types of sources most often cited.

What is a Citation Manager?

Software called citation managers can help you save, organize, and share research and citations.

A citation manager allows you to:

  • Import and export files
  • Import citation information like author, date, format, and title.
  • Organize personal research libraries.
  • Share resources with classmates and colleagues.

Once you import a citation, you can:

  • Link to the original article.
  • Save and take notes on resources, including annotating PDFs.
  • Organize your sources using tags or folders.
  • Create citations and bibliographies automatically.

There are several brands of citation manager. One free, open-source, citation manager is Zotero. 

Zotero

Zotero Tutorial using Forsyth Library Databases

Zotfile

Zotero Plugin for Word on Mac

If you are using Zotero on a Mac, the "Insert Citation" feature for Microsoft Word is available in the script menu:

Screenshot of the Script menu in Microsoft Word for Mac