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International Students Guide

This is a guide to provide Information and Resources for ODU International students.

About Citation

What needs to be cited?


Infographic flowchart showing when to cite.

Resources for Citation

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Tools to Help You Cite: Reference Managers

There are a number of citation generators freely available online. Remember, no citation generator is perfect. Be sure to double check the formatting before turning in assignments!



Endnote is a robust citation manager that you can use online through ODU, or install on your computer. It is useful for long-term management of references. Check out our EndNote Help Guide to learn more!



Zotero is a free tool that you can use to save and format references. Check out our Help Guide on Zotero by clicking on the link below.



Mendeley offers citation management, PDF annotation, and the opportunity to network with researchers. Desktop app installation adds to functionality. Also has an iPhone/iPad app.

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