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Citation Guide

Official MLA Citation Style Guide Manual:

Helpful MLA Guide:

The library supports two tools designed to help you keep track of and write citations. Below are the pros and cons of each tool.

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