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English 301: College Writing and Research: MANAGING

About this page

Students often feel citing a source is harder than finding a source. This page will:

  • Provide links to guides for the major citation formats.
  • Provide information about tools you can use to collect and format citations as you do your research.


When to cite

Citing Sources

Citing Sources

In this class, you will be citing sources using a specific citation style. Make sure you know which style is required for your class before you start collecting references, so you are sure to have all of the information you need. Here are some guides to help you get started.

MLA Citation Page   

Focuses exclusively on MLA citation format.

Electronic Reference Sources for Writing and Citation Formatting  

Provides extensive links to online resources providing detailed help in a number of citation formats, including, APA, CSE (formerly CBE), Chicago, Turabian, and MLA. This guide also covers citing government publications.

Purdue OWL

This website run by Purdue University is one of the best resources for citation help. It provides easy-to-follow examples on how to cite any type of information from a book to a tweet.

Citation management tools

Citation management is a very important part of the research process. It is also often referred to as bibliographic management or reference management. Managing bibliographic data can be a daunting process, requiring tedious manual work and meticulous attention to details. However, with more and more bibliographic management tools available and widely used by researchers, the research process has become easier and simpler in terms of storing, organizing, retrieving, citing, and sharing references and managing PDFs, images, etc. Users should take advantage of these tools to meet their needs.

While you are not limited to the tools listed in the box below, here are guides to some popular tools, which are either free or available through Rutgers.

Citation Formatting and Management Tools