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

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!