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Citation styles

Ask your instructor which citation style to use for your paper or project.

Information on selected styles:

Is there a computer program that will help me cite my sources?Click to start

Mendeley is a free citation manager that allows users to organize PDFs, create bibliographies and in-text citations, collaborate with colleagues or classmates, and more. ( Webster University users get 5 GB of personal library space, unlimited groups of up to 25 people each, and more tools for maximum resource sharing. Make sure to sign up with your Webster email address. For more information on set up and functions, please visit our research guide:


Refworks also allows you to create your own research file of citations and notes. You can also export citations into Refworks and format bibliography in various styles.

(Webster/Eden access only)

Note: you will need to sign up for an individual account the first time you log in to the database.


What is a citation?

Citation is a way of acknowledging your sources of information through a combination of references and a list of works cited. Not properly citing information is considered plagiarism.

How do I cite the library's online databases?

Some citation guides ask you to provide a URL for certain resources . The URL for each of the library's databases can be found on our Alphabetical list of databases page.



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