GOV307: Latinos & the Politics of Immigration in the U.S.

Spring 2023, V. Garcia

Citation Formats for Bibliographies & References


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Zotero ("zoh-TAIR-oh") is a free research tool that allows you to:

  • Collect & organize citations.
  • Attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations.
  • Cite sources within your paper/thesis.
  • Create a bibliography in any citation style. 
  • Share Zotero libraries (folders).

It's easy to use, and best of all, it's open source, free to download. Zotero works with Chrome, Firefox and Safari, which allows you to work directly from your web browser. Visit our Zotero guide or learn more at

When to Cite & Help with Writing

The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning offers individual help with writing and also this useful guide:

Writing Papers: A Handbook for Students at Smith College
Read "Acknowledging and Documenting Your Sources" starting on page 57 (pg. 67 in pdf file).

the Writing Process Series breaks the writing process down into steps and offers advice and strategies relevant to the main issues confronting most writers.