Citation Tools

For help with how to cite sources or create a bibliography, visit GVSU’s Writing Center.

We have a number of tools to help you track, organize, and cite sources in your research:


With RefWorks you can:

  • Import references automatically from multiple databases
  • Organize, manage, and share references
  • Format bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds
  • Access your citations from any computer on the Internet

EndNote Basic

With EndNote Basic you can:

  • Collect and organize references
  • Format citations and footnotes or a bibliography
  • Use Cite While You Write™ in Microsoft® Word to easily cite references in your paper
  • Share references with others who have EndNote Basic


Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It is an add-on for the Firefox browser. If you do your research in a Web browser, Zotero is an excellent tool.

Page last modified April 14, 2014