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How to Read a Citation

A guide to help you figure out how to decipher a citation, in any style!

More Citation Resources


Includes links to many online resources on specific citation styles.



Includes links to the Office of Academic Integrity and the full text of the Honor Code.



Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself



RefWorks is a web-based service used to create a personal database of bibliographic citations by importing the citations from online library databases. Citations can be collected from databases, organized in folders, cited in papers, and automatically formatted for bibliography and footnotes for specific styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.). The citations can also be searched within your personal RefWorks database.

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