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Citation Tools

Online Style Guides

Citation Managers


  • EndNote manages references from the Web of Science and other resources.
  • Off-campus users: Register at Web of Science.


  • Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF organizer.
  • It is generous but provides limited storage.


  • Zotero is a free citation manager available as a Firefox addition or in a standalone version.
  • It allows you to attach PDFs, images, and audio and video files; archive snapshots of websites; and automatically format citations and bibliographies using a plug-in for Microsoft Word or Open Office.
  • View the Zotero Guide for more information, including instructions on installing and using Zotero.

Need help deciding which citation manager to use?
View the Comparing Citation Managers Guide for more information.

Print Style Manuals

Copies of these style guides are available at the Reference Desk located on the 1st floor.

These copies are for Library Use Only and cannot be checked out.

Database Use:

Access to online databases provided by Edith Garland Dupré Library is limited to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Users on and off campus must log in with their ULID and password. Visitors can access online databases on-site when visiting the library or can use Library Search Guest Access to find limited research materials.

Users must follow 'Fair Use' as outlined in U.S. Copyright Law and provisions of license agreements with database providers. Online database material obtained must be used for personal, non-commercial purposes.

Improper use generally includes but is not limited to, excessive use, utilizing robots/auto crawlers, downloading entire journals, printing numerous copies of a single article, or publishing articles made available through the databases.

Users visiting several databases or viewing or downloading a substantial amount of material from within databases in a short time may receive a browser warning and, as a security precaution, their access will be suspended for two (2) hours.

Acceptable use examples are accessing library resources from off-campus with ULID and password authentication, accessing library resources through Moodle and ULink, sharing or emailing articles and resources among authorized users, and saving articles to a personal folder or flash drive, but not for purposes of re-distribution.

Unauthorized and improper use of online databases and other online resources provided by Edith Garland Dupré Library can result in access revocation and/or disciplinary action. The library and vendors of electronic resource content reserve the right to identify and monitor suspicious activity involving library resources and services with usage statistics.

Users must also comply with the campus-wide Information Technology Policy on security and acceptable use.

For questions about use, Ask a Librarian.

Database Accessibility:

EBSCO, one of the library's major database providers, is committed to providing positive experiences for all users. They have provided an EBSCO Accessibility – Navigation Guide and an EBSCO eBook Accessibility User Guide and FAQs for using their databases.