Citing your papers is an important part of the research process. It helps you situate yourself within the literature of your field and become part of the scholarly conversation!
However, citing your papers can also be a frustrating and time-consuming part of the research process. Citation management software can help you save time by streamlining the process of saving & organizing sources. Using a citation management tool can help you:
- collect citations from online databases and library catalogues,
- organize, edit, and search through the citations you've saved,
- insert in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies into your papers as you write, and
- create bibliographies in well-known styles like APA and MLA.
Some popular citation management software tools at OISE are RefWorks and Zotero. You can find more information and software options here: https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/citationmanagement
OISE Library Citation Resources:
- Scholarship as Conversation: Accidental Plagiarism (OISE Library & OSSC Workshop): Slide Deck & Workshop Recording (2020)
- APA Citation: Overview, Guidance, and Resources (Slide Deck, 2020)
Other Citation Guidelines, Activities, and Demos:
- Reference Guide for Journal Articles, Books, and Edited Book Chapters (American Psychological Association)
- Excelsior Online Writing Lab – APA Style (Excelsior College)
- APA in Minutes videos (Humber College)
- APA Style 7th Edition Learning Modules (University of Waterloo)
- APA Style Practice Exercises (Royal Roads University)