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Library Research Tutorial for AU Scholars: 5b) How to Cite

How to Cite

The library cannot help you create and format your citations, but we do offer help with finding the correct citation style and the correct edition of style manuals.

Learning Citation Management in the Library

Citation management software allows a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases. The citation manager then works with word-processing software to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.

There are many citation management options available, and each offers a different set of features (and quirks).

AU Library offers support for these three:

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Formatting

Citation Management Programs

Some of the library's database subscriptions do not generate citations in correct formats for certain styles. Please check your work and use the resources featured on this page to ensure accuracy.

Citation Management

Citation management software can help simplify the process of creating, inserting, and managing in-text citations and works cited pages.

There are many citation management options available, and no one program currently works best to support everyone's needs.