The Oberlin College Libraries have copies of the most common citation manuals and style guides in print.
Citation management tools help researchers gather, manage, store and share information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies in a wide variety of styles.
RefWorks users create web-based personal accounts; all data can be accessed online from anywhere. Although RefWorks is a service licensed by the Library, student accounts remain active after graduation.
Zotero is a free, open-source program that users download to their personal computers; all data is stored on the local drive (syncing among multiple computers is possible).
Why Cite Your Sources
Using the Work of Others
There are three ways to incorporate the work of others into your writing:
What to Cite
What Not to Cite
How to Cite
There are three major documentation forms:
And thousands of styles:
Consult your professor about the style preferred for each course/assignment