Using information fairly and acknowledging sources accurately is an essential part of any research project. Citations provide information to help readers locate the sources you use and provide a way for you to credit other scholars for their original ideas or findings. Most researchers use style guides or manuals to format their citations in a consistent way so their readers can quickly identify and locate cited sources.
Endnote Web and Zotero are citation management tools that are freely available to you. You can use them to keep track of your citations and create bibliographies and footnotes automatically in the style you choose. The library offers Endnote Web to UChicago users and Zotero is an open source software. Below are guides to how to use these tools.