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Citation Basics

Tools and Managers

Citation management software can help you:

  • organize your citations,
  • format your citations into different citation styles,
  • add citations to your documents,
  • create a list of cited sources in your document.

Examples of citation management software are:

Warning

Citations generated by online tools can be incorrect.  The citation tool can only work with the information that's in the database you searched, the website you are reviewing, or the citation information you type in.  Sometimes information is missing.   It's important to check your citations for accuracy.