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MESA Teachers' Research Guide

Engineering Librarian

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Paula C Johnson
Contact:
Main Library A403
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Subjects:Engineering

Citation Management Software

Mendeley

Mendeley is a web-based, free-to-everyone (up to 2 GB of online storage) citaiton management tool supported by Mac, Windows, and Linux. It is also available as a mobile app. For more information, visit the Mendeley website.

Zotero

Zotero is a free citation management application (supported by Mac, Windows, and Linux). For more information, visit the Zotero website.

Other

Many other citation management tools are available, many for free. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has produced a very nice comparison chart of the popular citation management systems. For a very thorough comparison of many free and paid systems, check out Wikipedia.

Acknowledging Sources: Citation

This tutorial helps students understand the necessity of citing properly to avoid accidental plagiarism.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Write & Cite

General citation guides

American Psychological Association guide (used in the social sciences)

Chicago guide (used in history and some social sciences)

Modern Language Association guide (used in the humanities)

Subject-specific citation guides

Biology

Chemistry

Engineering

Government Documents