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Citing Sources of Information

Suggested resources for citing sources correctly

EndNote - Suggested citation management tool

Create your personal database of references

Use EndNote, a citation manager subscribed to by the Library, to help you store and manage the citations of your references, and generate bibliographies for your research papers.

To get started with EndNote, refer to the EndNote Research Guide.

 

Note: CityU Library will end its subscription to ProQuest RefWorks and RefWorks (legacy) on August 31, 2019. To find out how to move your references from RefWorks to EndNote, please refer to the Library's EndNote Research Guide.

Other management tools

   (free)
Mendeley - a free reference manager and academic social network.
    • Getting started with Mendeley
    • How to import your documents
    • How to organize your documents
    • How to generate citations
    • How to find articles quickly
    • How to remove duplicates
    • How to merge duplicates
    • How to create and use groups

 

   (free)

Zotero - a free tool to help you collect, organize, cite and share your research sources. 

Comparison of citation managers

Comparison of features (University of Wisconsion-Madison)

Comparison of reference management software (Wikipedia)

Suggested citation generators

Below are some suggested free citation generators that can assist you in creating citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and more.

       BibMe  

 

   EasyBib

 

      Citation Machine 

 

  Make Citation 

 

CityU LibraryFind "Citation" function

You can use the "Citation" option in CityU LibraryFind to automatically format a reference in the following citation styles: APA (6th edition), Chicago/Turabian (16th edition), Harvard 1, MLA (7th edition), MLA (8th edition)

To locate the "Citation" option, click on the title of a reference in your search results and select Citation under the Send to options. Note. Always check a citation for accuracy.

 

Databases providing the "Cite" function

Many library databases have a "cite" function that will automatically cite a reference in a preferred citation style.