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Citing Your Sources

Additional Citation Management Tools

Fitchburg State offers RefWorks free to students and faculty.

Both offer the same level of convenience and benefit for managing your citations.  If you are new to RefWorks, then create a new account using the New RefWorks product.  If you are using Legacy RefWorks, you may continue to use it, and we recommend if you are currently working on a project or paper continuing into next semester, to continue using the Legacy version.  After your project is complete, you should be migrating your information over to the New Refworks.  A user guide is available for Legacy RefWorks.


Additional citation tool - Zotero

Please click here to view the guide on Zotero - Zotero Guide.

What is Zotero?

  • A free, open source citation management software that allows for collecting citations all in one place.
  • Collect websites, articles, images, videos, and other online resources from your browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) with the click of a button.
  • Save the resources you collect to your personal library.
  • Create folders in your library to efficiently organize the resources you collect.
  • Share your resources with others by creating groups.
  • Add notes and tags to the resources in your library to remember why they're relevent.
  • Create in-text citations with the Zotero toolbar that appears in MS Word.
  • Drop and drag selected resources from your library to a Word document to creat a bibliography or works cited list.

Other Free Citation Tools