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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 research guide EndNote.

Other management tools

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



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)

CityU LibraryFind "Citation" function

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


undefined 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.


Suggested citation generators

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





      Citation Machine 


Databases providing the "Cite" function

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