Citing Sources and Citation Management Software

Citation Management Software:
Citation tools offer a better way to collect, store, and manage reference information, research notes, and documents. They work with your word processor to manage in-text citations and to build bibliographies in nearly any format.

Research Management and Citation Tools at Harvard is a guide to the four online bibliographic citation tools supported at Harvard. Exporting References to RefWorks (University of Arizona) gives instructions for exporting to RefWorks from numerous databases.

Citation Guides:

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Evidence explained: citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace, by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2007, 885 p.
Widener | RR 2117.4

Harvard Guide to Using Sources is a guide produced by the Expository Writing Program.

Other Online Citation Guides

University of Wisconsin Writing Center Writer’s Handbook offers links to examples of notes for articles, books, interviews, performances, secondary sources, unpublished material, with first, second and subsequent references. Also provides a link to information on bibliographies and sample entries.


Ohio State University Libraries’ Chicago Manual of Style form guide
contains links to samples of scientific and humanities styles and electronic resource citation.

Journalism Sources Guide, University of Iowa offers a listing of sites, with an emphasis on electronic resource citation sources and guides.

Other Print Citation Guides

The Chicago manual of style. 14th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Widener: RR 2117.4.2 Library has: 2 copies (one is kept behind the Reference Desk)
Lamont: REF.ROOM Z253.U69 1993
Lamont: Z253.U69 1993

Walker, Janice R. The Columbia guide to online style. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
Widener: RR 2117.45.10
Lamont: REF.ROOM PN171.F56 W35 1998