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Are citations really necessary? When should you cite, and how do you go about citing your sources?
This page provides an overview of the importance of citations in the academic environment and introduces citation management strategies.
Watch the video, "Why Citations Matter."
Review "Citation Management Tools" to discover the various citation management platforms you have access to as a Rutgers student.
After completing these activities, select the "Citation Styles" module appropriate for your discipline (APA, MLA, orOther).
Citation Management Tools
Citation management (a.k.a. bibliographic management or reference management) is a very important part of the research process. Citation management tools can streamline the research process by making it easier and simpler to store, organize, retrieve, cite, and share references and manage PDFs, images, etc.
Rutgers Libraries offers access to several different tools, including:
A web-based research management tool that allows you to import references from many electronic databases and catalogs, include citations in your paper, build a bibliography using a variety of citation styles, and create a bibliography in a choice of formats.