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University of Minnesota

Kathryn A. Martin Library

Engineering Research Guide

Citing Information

Each discipline and many departments have specific ways to cite information.  The Library has put together a list of citation manuals. Always check with your instructor to see which type of citation style you should be using.

Many students will utilize a citation manager such as Zotero or Mendelay to assist them in gathering resources, inserting citations and work cited pages. 

Zotero

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

Mendeley LogoAbout Mendeley

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

  • Manage your PDF collection of articles on your hard drive.
  • 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.