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Citation Guide   Tags: aaa, apa, asa, chicago, citation, cse, mla, noodlebib, refworks, style guides, turabian, zotero  

Information on the different citation styles used at Principia College.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • NoodleBib
    A step-by-step tool for creating and storing MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles.


  • Zotero
    Zotero is a free tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

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Citation Software

The library subscribes to two software programs designed to help you with keep track of and write citations. Below are the pros and cons of each program.

NoodleBib: A step-by-step tool for creating and storing MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles.

  • Personal account
  • Great for learning a citation style that you are not familiar with
  • Intended for teaching citations
  • Can only cite in MLA, APA, or Chicago
  • Has an electronic notecard option. Great for organizing and writing a paper.
  • Ability to create annotations with the citation
  • Exports a bibliography
  • Internet Connection Required

Zotero: A tool for many citation styles. Ability to capture information quickly from web pages, online catalogs, webpages, etc.

  • Many citation styles
  • Easy to import citations
  • Fairly accurate citations
  • Easy to Organize
  • Can add a .pdf attachment with the citation (virtual filing cabinet)
  • Microsoft Office Add-on for creating in-text citations and a bibliography
  • Option to add a note with a citation (this might be an option for documenting your annotations)
  • Operates within Firefox web browser
  • Internet Connection Required

To schedule a one-on-one training session, contact Chelsea Van Riper at extension 5068. Workshops are offered during the academic term.


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