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Bibliographic/citation management tools help with the correct formatting of citations in well-known basic styles.

Bibliographic Tools


RefWorks is web-based software for managing article citations and other research data. It helps researchers gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. First-time users should sign up for an individual account using their TCU email address.

EndNote 20  (installation instructions and link to download software)

Install EndNote on your personal computer to help manage your research. Organize references, save images and PDFs in any language, search contents of PDFs, create citations and bibliographies as you write. It has more advanced features than RefWorks, and it may take a while to learn how to use it to its fullest potential. You may need a class or tutorials to learn EndNote.   EndNote YouTube Training.

EndNote 20 LibGuide

EndNote Online

EndNote also has a browser-based version called EndNote Online. Go to the EndNote Online website and register to get started.

Citation Websites

Free DOI lookup; crossref currently provides a number of ways for you to locate a DOI number: bibliographic search (author name, journal title, ISBN, etc.) or article title search.

Purdue OWL

The OWL provides writing resources for APA, MLA and Chicago to assist with research projects in many disciplines.

Other Citation Styles

There are hundreds of other specialized citation styles. The bibliographic tools listed above include many more styles than the most commonly used ones highlighted here.

Many scholarly journals have unique styles, and provide online examples of their requirements. "Guidelines for authors" is a useful keyword phrase when searching for such specialized formatting.

The library has a current copy of many other citation styles, including AMA Manual of Style, and the American Sociological Association Style Guide.


Online Citation Manuals

Print Citation Manuals