These are some popular citation managment tools for helping you keep track of references and cite them in papers. Most of these are free and this list is offered for your information and not as an endorsement of any specific product.
- Mendeley - Software based tool with website backup of citations and files. Free MS Word /OpenOffice plug-ins. Includes social media component for connecting with other researchers.
- Zotero - Browser Add-on or standalone software, this tool manages your citations and backs up your citations to the web. Free MS Word/LibreOffice plug-ins.
- Docear - This is a free, open-source software product for managaging citations and comes with a free MS Word/OpenOffice plug in. Includes mind-mapping functionality. See the website for product videos and a full description.
- EndNote - Software based tool with website backup of citations and files. Free MS Word /OpenOffice plug-ins. Includes social media component for connecting with other researchers and other advanced features. There is a cost for this product beyond the basic web-based version. See the website for details.
- APA, MLA, and Chicago Style Citation Service (Calvin College, KnightCite v. 3.1)
- APA, MLA, AMA, Turabian, and Chicago Citation Styles (Long Island University)
- APA Style Guide (Madonna University)6th Edition
- APA Style Guide (APA Site) 6th Edition
- APA Style Quick Reference Guide (APA Site) 7th Edition (NEW!)
- CSE Citation Quick Guide (Bowdoin College) 7th Edition
- MLA Style FAQ (MLA Site) 8th Edition
- Online Writing Lab - APA Style (Purdue University) 6th Edition
- Online Writing Lab - MLA Style (Purdue University) 8th Edition
* For additional citation sources in various styles please visit the OWL portal on Blackboard (Madonna University's Online Writing Lab) or add the Madonna OWL to your Blackboard profile by following the steps below:
To access the OWL for the first time:
1). Log in to
Blackboard using your username and password.
2). Click on the Courses tab.
3). Type "OWL" into the Organization search box.
4). Click on the gray arrow and then select the option to enroll.
5). After you have self-enrolled, the OWL will show up on your Blackboard homepage.
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How to Write a Literature Review
- How to Write a Literature Review (University of California, Santa Cruz)
- Literature Reviews (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Conducting a Literature Review (Cornell University)
Revised 01/2020 - OFA