Welcome! The purpose of this page is to assist you in formatting citations and creating your bibliography. There are many different formats you can use when citing a source in a paper.
Below, you will find links to citation styles and citation management tools you can use to collect, organize, and format your citations. If you have any questions, problems, or comments about citation styles or the tools recommended in this guide, please ask a librarian.
The word "BibTeX'' stands for a tool and a file format which are used to describe and process lists of references, mostly in conjunction with LaTeX documents. Most UI Libraries' databases have an option to export citations in BibTeX format.
EndNote Desktop and EndNote Basic are two versions of software for organizing and formatting citations. Full information for setting it up and using it with sciences databases, and for using it with BibTeX, can be found in the guide below.
Sciwheel is another reference management software that all University of Iowa students and staff have access to. Learn more by going to the Sciwheel guide.