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CITATION & BIBLIOGRAPHY MANAGERS

RefWorks Restricted Resource
RefWorks is a web-based tool designed to help you organize your references and use them to create bibliographies and format citations in papers. This bibliography manager essentially allows you to create your own personal database of references by manually entering reference information or by importing references from online library catalogs and article databases. It then helps you to create correctly styled in-text citations and bibliographies from your list of references.

Accessing Refworks On and Off Campus
Any Wheaton student, staff, or faculty member can create his or her own Refworks account. From on campus, simply choose a username and password to create your account.

For off-campus access, please contact a Research Librarian for the Group Code.

Exporting References from a Specific Database
The Refworks Help includes a page with step by step directions for exporting from almost any scholarly database. You can also export from our library catalog, HELIN.

Write-N-Cite for MS Word 2007 (PC) & MS Word 2008 (Mac)
To use RefWorks with the newest versions of Word for PC or Mac, download the newest version of Write-N-Cite. You can also still download the older version for use with previous Word versions.

Alumni/ae Access
All alumni of subscribing academic institutions will have life-long access to RefWorks. Access will continue to be available an institution’s alumni as long as that institution subscribes.

More Help & Training Sessions

For any questions, to learn more about RefWorks, or to set up an in-class training session, please contact a Research Librarian.

Zotero
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives within the Firefox (3.0+) web browser. Zotero allows you to automatically import references from online catalogs and databases, as well as open websites like Amazon, newspaper sites, blogs, even Flickr and Youtube. It also allows you to save pdf's, images, and other files along with the reference information. You can then easily create automatically formatted bibliographies and in-text citations from your library of references. Zotero is a production of the Center for History and New Media and George Mason University.

2.0 Version
The new 2.0 version now supports syncing your account between computers, and offers the possibility of creating collaborative group collections.

Some Limitations
Please note that Zotero is only supported with Firefox (not Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, etc), and it only runs within your computer's browser (it is not web-based, though the new version does offer web-syncing). If you prefer another browser, or if you often move between multiple computers, RefWorks might be a better choice for your citation management.

Documentation
Zotero provides excellent documentation about how to install, set-up, and use its different functionality.

More Help & Training Sessions
For any questions, to learn more about Zotero, or to set up an in-class training session, please contact a Research Librarian.

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA) STYLE GUIDES

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.
Print Location: On Reserve & At the Information Desk Restricted Resource
Includes APA citation format guidelines for Psychology and other disciplines. Updates on the APA web site.
Basics of APA Style Tutorial
A quick flash tutorial to the basics of citing in APA. From APA Online.
Online Writing Lab at Purdue - APA Formatting and Style Guide
From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL). Highly recommended.
Research & Documentation Online - APA Style
Basic formatting rules for in-text citations and works cited references. From Diana Hacker.

CHICAGO/TURABIAN STYLE GUIDES

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.
Print Location: On Reserve & At the Information Desk Restricted Resource
One of the widely used style manuals for writing about history and documenting sources.  Includes instructions for and examples of in-text citation and the reference list form. A quick reference version is also available online.
Online Writing Lab at Purdue - Chicago Manual of Style
From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL). Highly recommended.
Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers, 7th ed.
Print Location: On Reserve & At the Information Desk Restricted Resource
Turabian style guide - an off-shoot of Chicago style.
Research & Documentation Online - Chicago Style
Basic formatting rules for in-text citations and works cited references. From Diana Hacker.

MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (MLA) STYLE GUIDES

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.
Print Location: On Reserve & At the Information Desk Restricted Resource
Authoritative guide to writing papers, and citing sources. Primarily focused on the humanities.
Online Writing Lab at Purdue - MLA Formatting and Style Guide
From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL). Highly recommended.
Research & Documentation Online - MLA Style
Basic formatting rules for in-text citations and works cited references. From Diana Hacker.

SCIENTIFIC STYLE GUIDES

ACS Style Guide: Effective communication of scientific information, 3rd ed.
Print Location: Ref QD8.5 .A25 2006 Restricted Resource
American Chemical Society style manual.  Library location information is available here.

Research & Documentation Online - CSE Style
Basic formatting rules for in-text citations and works cited references. From Diana Hacker.
Scientific Style and Format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers, 7th ed.
Print Location: Ref T11 .S386 2006 Restricted Resource
Council of Science Editors style manual.
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Tips
  • More Help & Training Sessions

To set up a consultation or an in-class training session to learn more about RefWorks or Zotero, or for any technical help, please contact a Research Librarian


  • Style Guides

Style Guides illustrate how to format your in-text citations or footnotes, as well as how to format citations in your bibliography/works cited section. Different fields of study use different styles.

If you are not sure which style is required for your assignment, check with your professor.


  • Citation Formatting in Databases

Tip: Many of our databases and the WorldCat Local catalog also include built-in citation formatting.

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