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Citation Tools: Benefits of Citation Tools

Benefits of Citation Tools

Citation management tools allow you to:

  • build a database of your references.
  • attach articles to references so that all your research is in one place.
  • store notes with references.
  • search references
  • cite your sources in your paper with a touch of a button.
  • automatically build your bibliography (also called works cited/reference list).
  • easily change your citation style if needed(e.g. APA to MLA, Chicago, etc).

Citation generators allow you to:

  • create a citation and bibliographic reference that you can copy and paste into your document.

 NOTE: Citation generators do not save your references.


Content on this page was adapted/borrowed from Kim Glover at the University of Kansas.

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