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Honors: Citation Help & Other Research Tools

Citation Tools

Knight Cite - Citation generator available in MLA and APA sytle. Make sure you double check any citations created by this program. It will not catch errors such as incorrect capitalization for example.

OWL - Purdue University's Online Writing Lab. Contains research and citation resources for MLA, APA and Chicago styles.

Other Tools

University of Minnesota Assignment Calculator - This online calculator/calendar can help you determine how much time you have to complete various aspects of your research and writing, given your starting date and due date. You do not need to select a subject to receive the timeline for your assignment. Selecting a subject area will provide lists of resources for that particular subject. Keep in mind these are resources available at the University of Minnesota.

Zotero

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What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources.  Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. Click here to view a quick start guide to Zotero.

Getting Started with Zotero

Zotero will run on any operating system. It requires Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or greater. To install, go to http://www.zotero.org/ and click the red "Download" button. Click "Install Now" and follow the instructions.  Restart Firefox and you're all set! You'll see a small Zotero button at the bottom of your Firefox window.

You may also want to download and install the Microsoft Word citation plugin (or the OpenOffice plugin if you're using OpenOffice). These allow you to easily cite items from your Zotero library in your papers.