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J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Library & Research 101: Citations & EndNote

This guide has been created to provide you with some tips and tricks for finding research and materials and to help you navigate the library's resources and services.

Citations & EndNote

This page covers information on how and why to cite your sources and tools and resources to help you. Click below to go directly to one of the boxes for more information. 


Librarians are available to answer your questions. Click on the Ask Us bubble for FAQs and contact options (chat, email, text, phone).

Frequently Asked Questions

Top 5 Library FAQ's:


When do we cite?

  • Quoting: using direct language from another work

  • Summarizing: providing an overview of another work

  • Paraphrasing: providing a detailed summary of another work

How do we cite? 

  • For sources found using the library search or a database search they may generate a citation for you 


Choose a source you want to view, click the title, and then look for the citation icon. Click on it to generate a citation in a citation style of your choice. 



Other Citation Resources: 

  • Purdue Owl
  • Print Handbooks - check the library catalog
  • Citation Management tools 


For Citation Help contact the Multiliteracies Center


EndNote is a citation management software that is available for download by Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff. Find more about EndNote by viewing the guide

  • NOTE: Use ENDNOTE RIS to import references to EndNote Desktop (the most common option) or use ENDNOTE WEB to import to EndNote Web.