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Citation Styles and Plagiarism: Citation Managers

Free Citation Managers

As you start researching your topic, you might want to consider how to organize the resources you find. There are several free options that will help you track, manage, and cite the resources (books, articles, etc.) that you find and plan on using. 

 

Using Databases to Manage and Generate Citations

Many databases (EBSCOhost, ProQuest, PubMed) will let you create a free account. Once you log in you can save resources and searches in your account. Also, they usually will generate the citation for you. 

 

Always Proofread Computer-Generated Citations

Citation generators automatically format the citation but frequently make formatting mistakes. Check your citations using the style guide or your professor's requirements.