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WHY to cite your sources

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction from NCSU Libraries

HOW to cite your sources

Boatwright Library has lots of resources to help you cite your sources, no matter which style you're using. 

Option 1: Look at the CITING SOURCES RESEARCH GUIDE. Here you'll find links to resources on APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and more.

Option 2: Use a tool like EasyBib or Zotero (see below).

Need help? Ask a Librarian!


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Zotero is a free, open source citation management tool that works through web browsers Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Zotero allows you to automatically import citations into your personal account, organize your sources into folders, and generate bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. It also includes a word processor plugin for formatting footnotes and parenthetical citations.

Visit to download Zotero. You can choose to download (1) the Zotero Firefox extension "Zotero for Firefox" or (2) "Zotero Standalone," which works independently from your web browser.