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Library Resources and Research (HC)

Library Resources and Research: An Overview (Spring 2022)

Citation Manuals and Guides

The most commonly used citation styles are those created by the Modern Languages Association, the American Psychological Association, and the University of Chicago.  See resources below for details.  For information about other citation styles, see:

         Citation (Tricollege guide)

         Research and Citation Sources (Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

Citation Manager


The Tri-College Libraries recommend Zotero, a free online app that can format your bibliography, keep your citations organized, and even save your articles in the cloud so you can access them later from the library, home, or a café.

Zotero: A Citation Tool

A Tri-college guide to installing and using Zotero to save your references and then cite them in footnotes and the computer-generated bibliography.

Zotero Tutorial

See Zotero in action with librarian Brie Gettleson.  Walk through important processes including creating folders, saving citations from the Tripod catalog and other sites, tagging saved journal articles by keywords, and creating bibliographies and footnotes.