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Copy of How to Conduct a Literature Review: Citation Help

Based on the Guide created by Michae Pearce at the Univ of Alabama

Citation Managers

By pass some of the work of citing your sources, by using a citation manager.  PU Libraries supports the citation manager Endnote Basic (FREE) and  Endnote Desktop (available though ITap) and to lesser degree, Zotero and Mendelay.  I have created a guide and tutorials that  gives detailed explanations on how to set up and effectively used Endnote Basic.

Cite Tool

Did you notice the Cite tool in the Libraries' databases?  

This tool that will suggest how to cite an article in MLA format. These suggested citations are good starting points, but you should always double-check them against the OWL guide.

Citation Style Guides

What is EndNote Basic?

 EndNote Basic

Available Online, Anytime.

  • Store up to 50,000 references
  • 20 most popular bibliographic styles
  • 2GB of file storage
  • Webpage reference capture


EndNote Basic helps you to organize your research material, including journal articles, into your own online mini database. It is FREE and is a companion product of the desktop EndNote.

EndNote Basic Features

  • import or capture references from online sources 
  • organize references in subject folders 
  • link to fulltext articles and attach PDFs 
  • share  with team members and collaborators
  • create formatted bibliographies
  • use Cite While You Write with MS Word

For more information, and instructions on using Endnote Basic 

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Resources

MLA Citation Resources

Chicago Citation Style Resources

Chicago Style


   Still confused about citations?  Don't hesitate to ask a librarian. 

Other Useful APA Resources