Fan Favorites

Here are a few favorite websites, books, apps, and widgets. However, use at your own risk, read the terms of service, caveat emptor, etc.

Citation, Style & Formatting

Purdue Owl: Purdue Owl contains lots of very useful information on writing, research, citing, and avoiding plagiarism. It also contains sections on how to cite sources using various style manuals.

BibMe: BibMe is a citation generator. Search by title, author, ISBN, ISSN, or enter information manually to have BibMe format your works cited/reference list automagically! It’s free, and you can create an account to save and revisit multiple bibliographies online.

Citation Machine: This is a good resource generating citations, whether you are using APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, etc. Some features may require you to create a free account.

eTurabian: Useful website to assist with the proper citing of sources. Note: This website was retired as of January 31, 2019, but will remain functional for now.

A Writer’s Reference, by Diana Hacker (available in the library): This book has every citation style by example. In-text/bibliographic citation and formatting are easy with Hacker’s book. Library call number: PE1408.H2778 2015.

Zotero: Zotero is your personal, web research assistant. Save and organize your citations, have Zotero pull webpage information for you, and store it as a bibliographic citation. Track your sources, keep notes, annotate; Zotero helps you do it all.


Collaboration & Productivity

Evernote: Outline ideas, take notes, access them anywhere from the web to your mobile device.

GoTo Meeting (free): Free meetings for up to three people. Includes PowerPoint and screen sharing.

JoinMe: On-the-fly, instant web meetings; share your screen, chat, and discuss ideas.

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