Wellesley College Research Guides

Citing Sources: Citation Tools

A guide to major citation styles, and tips for writing & citing

Citation Managers @ Wellesley

Wellesley supports EndNote and Zotero, which are programs that will help you organize your references and create bibliographies in hundreds of citation styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.). Both can be downloaded to your computer, or used in website versions. To learn more about these tools, consult our guides below:

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Why Use a Citation Manager?

A citation manager stores all your citations in a searchable database so that you can:

  • Keep your research organized.
  • Format your footnotes or endnotes automatically in the style of your choice (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.).
  • Format your bibliography automatically.
  • Insert citations or references into a Word document with a click.
  • Create and format an annotated bibliography.