Comparing Citation Managers
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FOOTNOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, AND THEN SOME: Tools for Managing Your Citations   Tags: apa, bibliographies, chicago style, citation managers, citations, easybib, footnotes, mla, references, refworks, zotero  

This guide will help you get started using citations in your academic writing, and teach you the basics about Citation Management Software.
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Definitions of Terms

Bibliography – a list of sources referred to, or used in, a particular work. Sometimes called a "Works Cited" or "References" list.

Citation – in the body of a text, a quotation from, or reference to the ideas of, another author; includes information pointing to specific source documentation to be found in the bibliography, works cited list, or references list.

Reference – one listing documenting one source, appearing in a bibligoraphy, works cited list, or references list.

Endnote – a note at the end of a book or a section of a book that may contain a reference to a source.

Footnote – a note at the bottom of a page that may contain a reference to a source.

Citation Manager - an online service, browser add-on, or software product that helps you gather, organize, and use sources and citations.

 

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