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Topic: Citing Sources

Citation Guides & Tools

General Citation Guides

Please note: Online citation guides and tools can be great resources to assist in your citation efforts. Remember, however, that they are not always error-free. The official handbooks for each citation style should be consulted if you have any questions.

Bibliographic Managers

Bibliographic management software allows you to organize and save your sources. The software allows you to create a reference list or bibliography from the citations you saved. Using bibliographic management software is beneficial for longer projects such as dissertations, theses, and research papers. 

USF Libraries suggests three bibliographic managers for student use: