Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, organize and store your PDFs, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but all are easier than doing it by hand!
Tip: After creating a bibliography with a citation management tool, it's always good to double check the formatting; sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
Zotero is citation management software that helps you keep track of all the books and articles you find, and then helps you automatically create bibliographies in MLA, Chicago, or many other citation styles.
This self-paced tutorial from UC Berkeley librarian Margaret Phillips includes videos demonstrating how to get started.
Electronic books come in a variety of forms. Some are accessed through our catalogs and databases and read over the Internet on a computer screen. Others can be downloaded to a computer and in some cases to mobile devices.
As the technologies of e-books are evolving, so are the formats for citing them in footnotes and bibliographies. Here are guides to citing e-books in the three most common styles:
For more information, see:
Thanks to Purdue University for permission to use their citation guides.