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Research Tips

Frequently Asked Questions about Library Research
Research Process Guide
Citation Formats
Citation Management and Bibliography Tools
Annotated Bibliographies
Avoiding Plagiarism
Beloit College Writing Center
Ask a Librarian
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Citation Formats

Ask the library staff at the reference desk for help and check to see if your instructor requires one of these formats.

APSA- American Political Science Association
APA- American Psychological Association
Chicago/Turabian
CBE- Council of Biology Editors
MLA- Modern Language Association
USGS- U.S. Geological Survey

Internet Citation Formats

APA Style Resources
Internet Citation Guides (organized by style)
Citing Electronic Information in History Papers
Uncle Sam - BRIEF GUIDE TO CITING GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

The Columbia Guide to Online Style (Beloit College Library Ref 808.02 W152c)

 


Citation Management and Bibliography Tools

Library staff can assist users with the following free bibliographic management tools.

KnightCite (http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/)

KnightCite is a free web-based citation management service offered by Calvin College.  It allows users to create an account and save citations for multiple research projects.  Citations can be created using MLA, APA, or Chicago styles.  KnightCite is also capable of exporting bibliographies in either rich text or Word format.

Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/)

The most robust version of this tool operates a plug-in for the Firefox browser.  The tool allows users to organize citations from databases and web browsing, store the library citations on a local hard drive, removable storage, or remote web page.  Stored citations can be added directly to papers and bibliographies using a plug-in for MS Word and OpenOffice. Paper Machines is a plug in for Zotero which allows you to visualize the data held within your profile using word clouds, topic modeling, phrase nets, and geoparsing.  

EasyBib (http://easybib.com)

MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citations available on any browser and available for mobile devices (iTunes/Android). EasyBib is capable of exporting bibliographies for placement in Word documents. 


Annotated Bibliographies


Avoiding Plagiarism