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Citation and Writing Style Guides: Citation Tools

Online Tools

There are a number of free online tools to help you cite your resources correctly for your papers and projects.  

- Remember to check any citation you generate :

Getting Started with RefWorks


RefWorks is a web based citation manager tool that allow you to:

  • Import citation information from a variety of sources 
    (including article databases)
  • Collect, organize, and manage citations
  • Quickly generate bibliographies and in-text citations in many different formats


As part of the Union College community, RefWorks is available for free download. To set up an account and for more information check the Getting Started with RefWorks guide.


Zotero is a free Firefox extension which allows you to collect, manage, and cite your sources right in your Web browser.


  • Automatic capture of citation information from Web pages
  • Storage of PDFs, files, image, links, and whole Web pages
  • Playlist-like library organization
  • Formatted citation export
  • Integration with MS Word and OpenOffice

    Zotero screencast tutorials

    Download Zotero