Welcome! The purpose of this page is to assist you in formatting citations and creating your bibliography. There are many different formats to 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 citations or the tools recommended in this guide, please ask a librarian.
The Council of Sciences Editors Style Manual is often used by students in Biology to format their manuscripts, citations and reference lists. You should check with your professor to make sure this is the format you are supposed to use. Use this book for in depth information on CSE style, or use the Quick Reference Guide from the University of Washington.
EndNote gives you the tools you need for searching, organizing and sharing your research. It allows you to easily create bibliographies while writing your next paper with features like Cite While You Write. Maximize your time with features like finding full text for your references and automatically updating records. Whether you’re on your desktop, online, or iPad, EndNote’s syncing capabilities let you access all of your references, attachments, and groups from anywhere.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.