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Writing and Research Guides


Research Guides

Find Research Guide for Courses and Discipline offered at West


How to Use Online Databases

Doing Research


Citation Tools

  • BibMe: fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills: MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian
  • Citation Builder : web-based tool designed to quickly and easily generate citations for sources consulted during the research process.
  • Citeus Legalus: online citation generator for Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation
  • EasyBib: good for citing web sites, only MLA citation style free
  • KnightCite: MLA, APA, Chicago
  • Son of Citation Machine: MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago


Citation Managers

  • Mendeley: reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
  • Zotero: easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero is available as an addon for Firefox. Using the Chrome and Safari versions is not recommended due to compatibility issues.