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Annotated Bibliographies: Citing Your Sources

Citation Style Specific Writing Guides

More Helpful Citation Guides

UW Tacoma Citation & Writing Guide - Citation style guides, management tools, writing/grammar guides and links to the UWT Teaching and Learning Center.

UW Health Sciences: Cite Data - Resources to support research data citation needs in for health sciences.

UW Citation Guides for Government Publications - A source with help for citing government publications in a number of different citation styles.

UW Tacoma Image Citation Guide - Image citation information for a number of different citation styles.

How to Cite Social Media (APA & MLA)

Citation Formats - Why do we bother?

Organization - Citation Management

It doesn't matter whether you use citation management software, a hand-written log, or something in-between, just make sure you meticulously organize and track your sources and citations. This will allow you to easily:

  • Create your bibliography.
  • Find the materials you have referenced.
  • Ensure you are not plagiarizing materials.

Using a program called a citation manager will help you by keeping your articles all in one place and is the recommended method for citation management. UW-supported citation managers include:

RefWorks - The standard for UW students. Available to you through a UW subscription.

EndNote - The basic version is also available to you through a UW subscription.

Mendeley - A free citation management system.

Zotero -  A free citation management system.


Which program will work best for you? Check out this comparison chart.

Citation Generating Tools

Many databases provide a citation generating tool for you to use. These tools generally provide citations in a number of different styles that can be copied and pasted into your document or citation management software.

EBSCO Databases

Citation Generator in EBSCO databases.


Google Scholar

Citing with Google Scholar