Citation Building Tools

Use these tools to format your reference list citations in APA, Chicago, or MLA styles. Check the accuracy of these citations (e.g. capitalization, indentation, etc.) using a citation guide.

Chicago Style Guides

What is a citation manager?

Citation managers are software tools that help researchers gather, organize, and share citations. They can also be used to generate citations in styles unique to particular disciplines.

Use these tools to format your reference list citations, then check the details for accuracy using the correct guide.

Citation Manager


  • Browser-based and desktop citation manager. You can also share folders with other Zotero users. It works with Microsoft Word as well.
  • Account: Zotero is free and open-source, but you do need an account.
  • Help tutorials from Zotero.