The Excelsior OWL has an excellent guide. The MLA also has a lot of information and tutorials on their website, a quick citation guide by format, a Quick Guide to Works Cited, an interactive template for creating bibliographic citations and information on formatting your paper.
Citation managers can help you save, organize, and share research and citations. We support three different managers, ZoteroBib, Zotero, and Mendeley. Here are the highlights of each to help you choose which is best for you:
ZoteroBib is a free service that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. Your bibliography is stored in your browser’s local storage by default. You can close the page and return to it later, and your bibliography will still be there — no need to worry about saving your data or logging in.
Bibliography and citation styles
In-text citations and footnotes in Word
For more assistance with using ZoteroBib, visit their help site.
Zotero is a free, powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze citations and sources such as pdfs and websites, and then share the results of your research. This personal library of sources can work with your word processing tool to format a paper in your choice of style.
Installation of Zotero
Installation of Browser Connector (Add-on/extension)
Zotero has an excellent help section, or you can schedule an appointment with a librarian.
Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network, and crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social information research. Mendeley Reference Manager is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. There is also a free app through iTunes or Google Play.
Mendeley has an excellent help section, or you can schedule an appointment with a librarian.