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Citation Help

The Claremont Colleges Library supports the citation management tool Zotero to help you with your research.

Why Use a Citation Manager?

Citation managers are tools that help you:

  • Collect and organize citations and PDFs for books, articles, web pages, and more.
  • Create and format bibliographies using a specific citation style.
  • Store or link to the original source.
  • Create in-text citations while writing in Microsoft Word.
  • Collaborate with others.
Zotero Citation Manager Guide

Zotero (pronounced “zoh-TAIR-oh”) is free application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, insert citations into Word documents, and create bibliographies.

If you would like printed instructions, this is the handout used in library Zotero workshops. It covers the basics with getting started in Zotero.

Migrate from RefWorks to Zotero

Get instructions on how to migrate from RefWorks to Zotero.

MLA 8th Citation Guide

Get help with formatting citations using the MLA 8th style. Information based on the MLA Handbook, 8th edition. Includes infographics, videos, step-by-step instructions and downloadable PDFs.

APA 6th Citation Guide

Get help with formatting citations using the APA style, 6th edition. Information based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Includes infographics, videos, step-by-step instructions and downloadable PDFs.

Chicago Style Citation Guide

Get help with formatting citations using the Chicago Style, 17th edition. Information based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Includes infographics, videos, step-by-step instructions and downloadable PDFs.