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Citation: Citation

All scholarly research is built upon knowledge of the past literature in a field. This guide will help you learn how to cite your work, citation styles, citation tools, and useful applications for citation

Manage your data

Manage your data before you begin your research and throughout its life cycle to ensure that you and other researchers can use it effectively now and into the future.

  • Evaluate your data needs
  • Create a data management plan
  • Secure your data
  • Create a backup plan
  • Share and cite your data

Why cite

Why Cite?

It is the way to tell that some information used in your work was taken from another source.

To give credit to other researcher's idea's and work whether you agree with them or not.

To show readers the materials on which you base your analysis and conclusions.

To tell readers on which materials you based your analysis, findings, and conclusions.

To guide readers to the resources you used so they check and examine them themselves for more information.

Citation is important for academic integrity and doing honest academic work.

Provides information seekers with other useful sources, and make it easier to find that source, these information includes:

Author's name.


The publisher.

The date of publication.

Page numbers, Volume or issue number if information taken from an article published in a journal.

Citation Managers Applications

Quick links to the most popular citation management tools

Zotero (free)

Is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click Whether you're searching for a preprint on, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.

Qiqqa (free)

Used by academics, researchers, and businesses.

The essential free research and reference manager. Search for, read and annotate your PDFs.Then review your work, write up and create bibliographies instantly.

BibMe (free)

The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to generate citations to build a works cited page. And it’s free.