What are citations?
- which ideas are taken from others
- from whom those ideas were taken; give credit where credit is due
- allow researchers to find, read, and comment on each others’ sources
What are citation styles? They are sets of conventions or rules for creating citations to give credit for what you have quoted or paraphrased. In academia, there are three main styles: APA, MLA, and Chicago. Different disciplines use different styles. The preferred style for Film Studies is Chicago.
Resources for Chicago Manual of Style
What are citation managers? They are apps that allow you to import citation information from databases and catalogs, save PDFs, and format citations for your research using different citations styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.). Some managers also allow you to include your own notes.
Common citation managers include Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote. Many of these are FREE!
RESOURCES FOR ZOTERO