Citation Guides and Resources

Ethical research requires citing your sources properly to avoid plagiarism.

What is Plagiarism and How to Avoid It

Academic Integrity at Columbia College

Columbia Copyright Advisory Office


To determine which citation style is appropriate for your subject, see:


Columbia Libraries offers several free citation managment software programs.
They vary in ease of use.

We recommend Zotero for undergraduates, but you are welcome to compare each software's features. The Libraries offers free workshops on using these software programs.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Anice Mills, Undergraduate Services Librarian.