Many of our subscription databases will format their records in the most popular citation styles, e.g., MLA, APA, etc., and then let you simply copy and paste it into your Works Cited page.
In EBSCOhost databases the option looks like this.
In Films on Demand the option looks like this.
In JSTOR the option looks like this.
In WorldCat the option looks like this.
As you take on more challenges as a researcher, you may want to organize your sources into a personal library so that they can be efficiently reused for multiple papers and projects. Zotero is what the library recommends and supports for automated bibliographic management. It is available at no charge as a Firefox extension or as a standalone application.
The online tutorials will take you through everything you need to know in about 45 minutes.
Download and Install Zotero
In the past Zotero was only available as an extension to the Firefox browser. Now it is available as a standalone application that can be easily connected up with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (but not IE).
A plugin for Microsoft Word is bundled with standalone Zotero. More information is available in the ‘Cite' pane of the Zotero preferences.
Customizing Zotero for Camden-Carroll Library
The arrow immediately above the ‘Info' tab gives you the option called "Library Lookup." To make this function properly for the resources offered through Camden-Carroll Library, click the gear icon then select "Preferences" and "Advanced" entering the address below under "OpenURL."
BE SURE TO RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLING EVERYTHING ABOVE.
A wide variety of style manuals are on the library's shelves (with multiple copies of the more popular ones). Depending on their assigned location some copies can be checked out and others must stay in the building. Whether in a circulating or a non-circulating location, they will all be together on the shelf under the call number 808.
If you have specific questions about styles or even general questions about citing sources, then use our guide.
One of the most frequently used styles is APA. The library offers this online guide.
We have multiple copies for each of the more popular style manuals shown below.
Incorporated into MS Word since 2007 is a set of tool for creating citations and bibliographies. Simply click on the 'References' tab to see these tools.
Notice in the screen clip above that there is also a tab for Zotero because the Zotero plugin for MS Word had been installed.
The library discontinued its volume license for EndNote with version X1 and now supports Zotero. Faculty still using EndNote can still seek assistance from the library with the understanding that we do not have the most current version to refer to.
There are a number of citation applications (apps) out there on the market. Many of them are not perfect, so we highly recommend that you check any citations built by these apps against the appropriate citation style manual. We've tested a number of the free apps and reviewed them for your perusal.