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WRIT 116: Writing in the Distracted Age

Wellesley guide to citation

Check out our full guide to the major citation styles, tips on writing with sources, and citation tools:

What citation style should I use?

Use the style recommended by your professor or choose one of the major styles below based on the discipline for your paper:

Citation Style MLA Chicago APA
Manual MLA Handbook 8th ed thumbnail Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. thumbnail      APA 7th Edition
Discipline Used in literature, arts, and the humanities

Notes & Bibliography system used in history, arts, and humanities

Used in psychology, social sciences, and many           STEM courses.

Using Zotero & Zbib to Manage Your Citations

Zotero is a tool for collecting, managing, and citing sources. And it's free!

Or try ZoteroBib ( to create citations and generate a bibliography without an account. 

See why we recommend ZoteroBib over other free citation tools by watching this 4-minute video.


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Writing Tutor FAQs

If you have a question about how to cite a specific source, or want to learn more about tools to help manage your research and citations, research librarians can help! Email