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University of Minnesota

Kathryn A. Martin Library

WRIT 3180: Honors Advanced Writing

Spring 2020

Citation Guides

Citation Styles

Brief descriptions of various citation and publication styles, lists of applicable library books, and links to examples.


Zotero logoAbout Zotero

Zotero is a standalone software program that works with Firefox, Chrome and Safari. It allows users to:

  • Create a databases of citations by easily selecting items from your browser
  • Attach and organize your PDFs
  • Sync your database to the cloud
  • Share group libraries with others
  • Create bibliographies in a variety of styles


Mendeley LogoAbout Mendeley

Mendeley is a free citation and file management application. It allows you to:

  • Extract metadata for each file, rename/move them, and sync across platforms.
  • Tag files, organize them into folders, annotate, and share with others (including annotations/notes).
  • Use the capabilities within Mendeley to generate a bibliography, or export bibliographic data to other citation management applications.


Mendeley Reference Manager and the Mendeley Cite add-in for Word is web-based and, therefore, incompatible with the University’s OIT-supplied version of Office365. For temporary functionality, users can install the Mendeley Reference Manager Mendeley Cite add-in to Microsoft Word by first logging out of their UMN accounts.

We recommend that all Mendeley users switch to Zotero. Instructions for this are at:

How to use Mendeley