UCOLL 300 - Unit IV - Bibliographies
Many students consider working with in-text citations and references one of the more complicated parts of the research process. There are tools that can help you with this process - Zotero, EndNote, and EndNote Web are three examples. If you have a little time to invest learning these tools, they can save you many hours of frustration in the future.
If you are planning on going to graduate school, you should definitely start learning how to use bibliographic software. For most undergraduate work, and informal projects you may find Zotero very useful. Zotero, produced by George Mason University, is a free add-on to the Firefox browser.
Individuals who are writing theses or dissertations would find a product like EndNote a more powerful and flexible tool than Zotero.
If you choose to use one of these tools, remember they are not infallible, and you should always check anything before submitting an assignment or article for publication.
For more information about bibliographic tools, and other bibliographic management issues, visit the Bibliographic Management Tools guide.