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Citation Styles and Tools: Citation Management Tools

How to construct citations in MLA, Chicago, APA, ACS, and ASA, and tools that can help you


Check out our guide to getting started with Zotero.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use software that can help you collect, manage and cite your research sources. It functions as a stand-alone desktop application that can be used with Firefox and Chrome. (The Safari browser extension version of Zotero is no longer available due to changes in code of the browser.) It has a group function that enables multiple users to share citations. Install zotero by visiting

Zotero documentation includes information on installation and a helpful Quick Start Guide, as well as a FAQ.


If you are majoring in the sciences, you may want to consider using EndNote as your citation manager.  Check out our guide to getting started with Endnote.

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