Citation Management Tools

Cite your sources to acknowledge others' ideas, work, conclusions, and words. Use a standard format and apply it consistently. Your readers will be able to track back to the facts, theories and inspiration on which you have built your work.

Purdue OWL is the go-to guide to detailed help for various citation styles, including MLA, which you'll use for this class.

Plagiarism, that is, misrepresenting someone else's work as your own, is a serious violation of Cornell's Code of Academic Integrity.

Why is citing sources important?

   To show your reader you've done proper research by listing sources you used to get your information

   To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas

   To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors

   To allow your reader to track down the sources you used by citing them accurately in your paper by way of footnotes, a bibliography       or reference list.

Source:  Citing Sources: Overview.  MIT Libraries,

Use Zotero to manage PDFs and citations


Free open source software.  Essential!  Invest the time to learn to use this great citation and PDF manager. When you're traveling light, and when you're working on a long project, you'll thank yourself.

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