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Communication Arts: Citing Sources

Guide to resources in these subjects.

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Citation Assistance

If you don't want to create citations from scratch, we suggest using a free citation assistance program. Some library research databases (like Academic Search, JSTOR, etc.) will also provide a tool to format citations for you.

If you use a program for citation assistance, ALWAYS check the citation provided against the official citation manual for the style you are using (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.).  If you have questions, contact the Center for Academic Excellence or check out the additional resources provided on this page.

While there are many citation programs available (EasyBib, BibMe, KnightCite, etc.), we often recommend using Zotero.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that can help you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research resources, either within your Firefox browser or as a standalone program.  With the click of a button you can instantly store citation information for the online information you find as you browse the web or the library's databases.  You can also annotate your sources as well as organize them into separate folders. 

For more information about how to use Zotero, check out this How to Use Zotero guide or the Quick Start Guide created by the folks at Zotero.