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Citations & Bibliographies

This guide provides a brief overview of the purpose of citation and major citation styles.

Citation Management Software

Citation management software lets you store your research materials and automatically create formatted citations and bibliographies while you write. 


What is Refworks


RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.



Mendeley is a free reference manager and an academic social network. Manage your research, showcase your work, and collaborate with colleagues. See the Mendeley Guide to learn about benefits for UNLV researchers.

Getting Started with Zotero

Zotero is a free, open source program to collect, organize and store your research sources. 

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