Guides for Citing Sources
- American Psychological Association (APA) citation style from the Purdue OWL
- Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style from the Purdue OWL
- MLA Handbook (2021) recommended section: Works-Cited-List Entries by Publication Format
- Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) online
- Scientific Style and Format (CSE) online
- Citation Styles Library Guide
- Annotated Bibliography Tutorial
- Code of Academic Integrity
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Citation Management Software
What is citation management software?
Citation management tools allow a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases. The citation manager then works with word-processing software to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.
Which citation management programs are used at Cornell?
Individuals at Cornell use a variety of programs. The Cornell University Library currently supports the following:
For help choosing a citation manager, contact us!
- Zotero is a free, open-source, web-based tool for managing citations, organizing pdfs, and creating bibliographies.
- Free campus workshops on Zotero: Olin-Uris Library and Mann Library
- Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs, and help are available through Zotero.
- In addition, our Library has several Zotero guides: Getting Started with Zotero and Zotero Advanced Frequently Asked Questions.
- Mendeley is a free, web-based tool from Elsevier for managing references, creating bibliographies, and pdf organizer.
- Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs, & videos are available through Mendeley help guides.
- For individual help with Mendeley from a Cornell librarian, please contact us.
- EndNote is citation management software produced by Clarivate. A free 30-day trial or purchase is available through EndNote.
- Two Cornell colleges offer their communities free access to Endnote via site license: Human Ecology (under Software) and Agriculture & Life Sciences.
- Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs, & videos are available through Endnote.
- To increase success with Endnote’s “Find Full Text” feature, add Cornell’s OpenURL in preferences: