This guide features different citation management applications which are free and support APA and Chicago citation styles.
Citation management tools allow you to keep track of the sources (articles, books, websites, etc...) you use in your research and easily create citations and reference lists.
Different citation management platforms have variations in features, options, and compatabilities. But all allow you to:
You will need to evaluate which option works best for your research needs and web capabilities. For example, some citation management services are not compatible with Internet Explorer so you may not be able to use them on a government computer.
Even with a citation manager it is good practice to be familiar with the components and proper formatting of the citation style you are using. Minor formatting errors do occur so always double check your citations for accuracy.