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.
This guide provides an overview of the importance of citing resources and provides guidance on how to cite resources in your work. You can also find information about selecting and using specific citation styles
Below is a helpful video explaining the importance of citing resources from Lynda at UChicago, which provides free online and on-demand training for the UChicago community. University of Chicago users must log in to view the complete video.
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.