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MLA - How to Cite Your Sources

Citing Sources & Creating a Bibliography

There a number of ways for you to organize your sources and create a bibliography. You can add your sources one by one or you can use a tool like RefWorks or Zotero that make saving your sources and creating a bibliography easy. In the boxes below, you will find introductions and links to a number of citation tools.


RefWorks is an online bibliographic management program you can use to create a reference list and save citations for later. RefWorks allows you to import references directly from databases; organize your references into folders; insert references in any format into your research paper; and create a bibliography with one click.

Each database company is a little different, but every one has an option to send or export citations to RefWorks.

RefWorks is free to the Regis community and available from any computer with internet access. 

Click on one of the following links to log in to RefWorks or to create an account

For additional assistance with RefWorks, please come to the Research Help Desk in the library or e-mail a reference librarian.

Simple Online Citation Builders

Citation Machine
Citation Builder (From North Carolina State University)
Allows users to choose MLA format, input citation information and get the full citation in the correct format.


Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

For more information, you can view Zotero's documentation.

You can also ask for help at the Reference desk or email a reference librarian.