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Start Your Research - A Self-Guided Tutorial

A tutorial to take you through the research process.

17 - Citation Tools

Are There Tools To Help Me With Citations?

There are lots of online citation making tools available.  The library name for them is “bibliographic management software.”  Some have to be downloaded to your computer or mobile device, while others have a web interface.

Bibliographic management software makes formatting citations easier, but you still have to use your brain and check to see that all necessary information has been imported and formatted correctly.

The main tools used at IU Indianapolis and supported by University Library are:

EndNote     Zotero    Mendeley


**Don't rely only on citation software. Always double-check the style guide.**