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Research Guides

WRR308: Writing Literary Journalism

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

Citing Images

Even if an image is free to use, be sure to follow these Best Practices for Attribution and give credit to the individuals who created the images. 


APA Style guide for Tables and Figures / Images

  • Scroll down to "Images and Photographs" heading

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 or another great Comparison chart of reference management software on Wikipedia for even more suggestions.


Zotero (free)

Due to Apple updates, Zotero's plugin for Safari is not being updated at this time. 


Google Docs


  • Register for free account
  • Download software (make sure Word is closed):
    • Using Chrome or Safari: download software and browser plug in
    • Using Firefox: download software and Cite It Write plugin
  • Sync your account
  • Set up PDF plugin so Zotero can retreive citation information (only works if the PDF is readable)

EndNote Online (free)


Google Docs

  • Register for free account
  • Cite While You Write plugin
  • web browser add ons
  • Previously named EndNote Web

EndNote X8

(Purchase Required 



Google Docs

ProQuest RefWorks

(free but requies an active UofT email)


Google Docs

  • Register for free account with your Utoronto email
  • Please note that there is an older version of RefWorks (orange logo) and it doesn't work with Google Docs

RefWorks Get Started Guide 

RefWorks Quick Start Guide