Citation Tools & General Tutorials

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If you have any questions that aren't answered by the guides below, please ask a librarian for assistance!

Getting Started

Finding Information
  • Locating: Full-Text Articles, Library Materials, Maps, or Newspaper Articles
  • JSTOR - this guide demonstrates searching this resource, containing articles from a variety of disciplines dating back to the 1800’s.
  • Web of Science - learn how to use this database to find articles in the sciences and humanities.
  • ScienceDirect - this guide demonstrates searching this publisher-specific database containing primarily scientific, medical and technical information.
  • Value Line - learn how to use this database containing information on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

Zotero and Citing Sources

Citation Styles

The links below will provide examples of how to cite sources in the four main citation styles used at Mercer University. The print versions of the manuals are available at the Circulation Desk for in-library use.

Wondering why there are so many different citation styles? Find out here!


Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is software that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free. This tool will help you keep track of the sources you use for your projects, and also help format the citations!