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Get help with writing, style and citations

The UIC Library has resources to help you with writing, style and citations. You can also visit the UIC Writing Center for help with writing, or contact a librarian for help using citation management tools to produce bibliographies.

Get Help with Citation Styles

Use Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools can help you keep track of your citations, which are records of the books, journal articles, websites or other items you use in your research. These tools can also generate bibliographies automatically in a variety of citation styles, such as APA, MLA, AMA etc.

Which citation manager should I use?

There are several citation tools available. The Library provides the highest level of support for RefWorks.

RefWorks

  • Free through the Library
  • Web based for use on any computer
  • Works on mobile devices via the web
  • Store 100MB
  • Create bibliographies and in-text citations in Word through Write-N-Cite
  • Share folders with research team

More about RefWorks

EndNote Basic

  • Free through the Library
  • Web based for use on any computer
  • Works on mobile devices via the web
  • Store 50,000 citations and 2GB attachments
  • Use on Macintosh and Windows
  • Create bibliographies and in-text citations in Word and Open Office

EndNote via UIC WebStore

  • Discount through the UIC WebStore
  • Software (can sync from web version)
  • iPad app available
  • Unlimited desktop storage
  • Use on Macintosh and Windows
  • Create bibliographies and in-text citations in Word and Open Office

Mendeley

  • Free software
  • Software and web based for use on any computer
  • iOS and Android apps available
  • Unlimited desktop storage, store 1GB personal and 100MB shared online
  • Use on Macintosh, Windows and Linux
  • Create bibliographies and in-text citations in Word and Open Office

Zotero

  • Free
  • Software and web based for use on any computer
  • 3rd party apps available
  • Unlimited desktop storage
  • Use on Macintosh, Windows and Linux
  • Create bibliographies and in-text citations in Word and Open Office
  • Share folders with research team

Visit the UIC Writing Center

The UIC Writing Center tutors can brainstorm ideas with you, help you set priorities, answer questions and suggest improvements for any kind of writing: course assignments, personal statements and resumes.

Make an appointment at the Writing Center.

Check your work for plagiarism

Find resources to check your work and avoid plagiarism.

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