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Library resources for research and study in Geography

Chicago Style

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Adapted in part from The Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian's manual helps students "understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing"

The following may be of help, but always verify with the latest edition of the official style manual.

Alert: EndNote citation management software is no longer supported by UHCL. For questions and concerns, please contact the Office of Information Technology at or 281-283-2828.

Citation Management

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, open-source citation management software that uses a web browser extension to save screenshots, full-text PDFs, and citation information from websites, databases, library catalogs, and other search tools with a single click.

With Zotero you can:

  • Save citation information, screenshots, and available full-text
  • Access your library online and sync to multiple devices
  • Use folders and tags to organize your research
  • Create group libraries for collaborative projects
  • Generate citations and bibliographies in Word, Google Docs, and LibreOffice

Always verify output with the latest edition of official style manuals.

  • NoodleBib (now NoodleTools) Express was among the most accurate of free citation builders tested in 2011 by H. F. Chang, Oklahoma State Univ. Library
  • Mendeley is a free, downloadable citation management program that offers storage, organizational, and sharing options
  • Both support APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian styles

Do you need to cite a source but lack complete information or aren't sure where you found something? Try searching all you do have (author? title? a source name?) in Google Scholar. If that doesn't help, contact us.

Google Scholar Search

The Right Thing to Do

Citing sources is an important part of academic culture -- you're building on the contributions of others while seeking new discoveries, knowledge, and understanding.

  • Always cite sources when you use someone else's ideas or work
  • Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism, a violation of UHCL's Academic Honesty Policy, even if done unintentionally

UHCL Writing Center

Help for Avoiding Plagiarism & more...

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