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Writing 100-14 (Ruiz, Spring 2024)

Citation Styles & Disciplines

How do I decide what citation style I should use? 

Each discipline typically has a preferred citation style.  However, your professors may require a particular format..

See sub-pages for information on selected citation styles.

Bibliographic citation managers

Citation managers help you collect and save citations manually and by direct download from databases. Citation managers organize, share, and cite sources, making the production of bibliographies and reference lists incredibly easy.

It would take far too much time to cover citation managers in the alloted class time. Should you decide to use one, please watch the following video: Choosing a citation management tool (1 hour). It reviews the three citation managers supported by the UC Merced Library -- RefWorks, Zotero, and Mendeley.