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Research Guides

WRR303: Digital Rhetoric

Citation Style

Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University

Citing Sources / Create your Bibliography (UofT Libraries Guide)

  • The guide includes links to many helpful online tutorials, style guides, and related documents to help you understand citation practice, and build correct citations for your bibliography.

Writing at the University of Toronto Advice

  • Using sources: How Not to Plagiarize, Standard Documentation Formats,  Using Quotations, Paraphrase and Summary
  • Student PDFs: Developing Coherent Paragraphs, Summarizing, Verbs for Referring to Sources, Wordiness: Danger Signals and Ways to React

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

According to the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science Student Academic Integrity website, Plagiarism is  "presenting the work, ideas, or words of another as your own, even by accident."

Which citation manager should I use?

Citation managers can help you:  

  • collect the citation information for books, articles, websites, and more 
  • automatically format in-text citations and bibliographies
  • save the citation information, PDFs and notes in the cloud
  • organize the research materials in folders or share folders with others

More info can be found in UofT Libraries Citation Management Guide (includes Mendeley) or this comparison chart of reference management software on Wikipedia for even more suggestions.


Zotero (free)



Google Docs


Register for Zotero Account (free with storage limit) 

Download software for computers  

(Shut down MS Word before opening file)

Zotero Mobile Apps

LOGIN - Zotero web interface 

UofT Libraries Zotero Guide 

Zotero Quick Start Guide 

Zotero Help Documentation

ProQuest RefWorks

(Free, UofT)



Google Docs

Register for Refworks account 

Free with your email

Avoid using the older version of RefWorks (orange logo). 

LOGIN - Refworks 

RefWorks Get Started Guide 

RefWorks Quick Start Guide

EndNoteOnline Basic (free)



Google Docs

Register for free EndNoteOnline Basic account

Download Cite While You Write plugin

LOGIN EndNoteOnline Basic  

EndNote Online Libguide

UofT EndNote Online Guide

EndNoteOnline Premium ($$)



Google Docs

EndNote Software - UofT Bookstore

EndNoteOnline Premium (30 Day Trial)  

EndNote Training (videos, modules, handouts and more)