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When writing in any discipline, you will need to cite sources when quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing another author’s ideas. At the graduate level, particularly for a thesis or major research project, you will likely be drawing on many different sources. To keep your sources organized while you write, you can use a citation manager.
The McMaster Library explains what citation management software is here, and compares three common managers: Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. The Library also provides detailed instructions on how to use each of these managers.
For additional support, the Library offers a session on citation managers about once per term. Check the Library Events page here for information on when this session is offered next.
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