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Research Strategies 5: Citing Your Sources: Style Guides

Citation Formatting Tools

Citation managers are software that keep track of your sources and automatically format your citations in a variety of styles.

  • EndNote Web - free to CSUN students, staff, and faculty; integrates with MS Word and any browser; can export references directly from many databases
  • Zotero - free to anyone; integrates with MS Word and/or Google Docs; must be installed on your own computer 

Thesis Guidelines

Guidelines for the preparation of theses, graduate projects and artistic abstracts are available in the Office of Graduate Studies.