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Syracuse University Libraries

International Students' Guide: Citation Help

A resource guide to the Syracuse University Libraries for international students.

Citation Guide

View the citation guide for help using APA, MLA, and other citation styles, and learn how to avoid plagiarism.

Writing Center

The Writing Center logo

The Writing Center can assist students in developing their composition skills and improving their writing assignments.

Citation Management Tools

Why Use a Citation Tool?

  • Gather and store references while you research
  • Format citations and papers instantly for class assignments, theses, and journal manuscripts
  • Create a personal research library of references, images, and PDFs
  • Share with colleagues around the world
  • Keep students on track with research projects
  • Simplify citing to avoid plagiarism issues

 Tools We Recommend


  • Provided by SU Libraries
  • Web Application, use anywhere anytime
  • For more information, see also our RefWorks Guide.

Zotero logo

  • Open source citation  tool
  • Capture web pages and other new media
  • For more information, see also our Zotero Guide.

Mendeley logo

  • Free software with web application
  • Connect with other researchers
  • For more information, see also our Mendeley Guide.


  • Powerful tool for manuscript preparation
  • Organize documents and images
  • For more information, see also our EndNote Guide.

Ask Us!

You can also contact the SU Libraries in a variety of ways, including in person at our service desks or via:

Text: 315-464-0744

Chat: Select the "Chat" link on our website.

Phone: 315-443-4083