Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. It's available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. With a Zotero.org account, you can access your library from any browser and collaborate with others.
Check out the Library's Zotero guide for setup instructions, download links, and help documentation.
Make a Zotero appointment for one-on-one assistance.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) has style guidelines for the major citation styles, including Chicago, MLA, and APA. These style guides include explanations, sample papers, and lots of examples for each style.
Knowledge is accumulated over time. Everyone who does research bases some part of it on someone else’s materials. We acquire knowledge by talking to others, reading, observing, experimenting, analyzing, and critiquing the works of others -- and combining those understandings with our own experiences and ideas.