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Citing Sources

Learn more about why we cite the sources we use, how to cite sources in a specific style, and strategies for avoiding plagiarism.


Zotero is a free, open source tool that allows you to easily collect, organize, cite, and share sources. Check out our Zotero web guide to learn more and get started.

  • You use a browser extension to save source information to your library. The browser extension automatically recognizes multiple sources like articles books, videos, and images on the web.
  • In your Zotero Library, you can organize your sources into collections or folders and use tags for easy searching.
  • Using the word processor plugin (Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs), format in-text citations and bibliographies in numerous style guides such as APA, MLA, or Chicago.
  • The Zotero desktop app easily syncs with your online library to allow access to sources around the globe.
  • Lastly, Zotero’s Group feature allows for easy collaboration for group projects and research.

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