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Citation Styles & Tools: RefWorks

Tools for managing citations and quick help for generating citations.

Which Citation Management Tools Does Regent Have?

1. Cite as You Search

Our search tool, Primo, and most of our databases will give you a formatted citation for a source if you click on "Cite" or the quotation mark icon. See this example of a book record in Primo:

2. Style Manuals & Official Websites for Your Style

Go right to the official sources for citation format. Click on the blue boxes to the left to see the e-books, websites, and books you have access to for MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian.

3. RefWorks: Get a Free Premium Account

Regent subscribes to RefWorks premium for you! You can start an account and import, upload, or enter info for all your sources, then make a bibliography instantly and copy it into a Word Document. You can take your account with you when you graduate, so you never lose track of your sources!

To sign up for RefWorks, just use your normal Regent username, but create a special password just for RefWorks. You can always access RefWorks through your Primo library account (click your name in the upper right).


4. Grammarly Citations for Websites

Did you know that Grammarly, an "add-on" for your internet browser, will format citations for some web pages (along with checking spelling & grammar)?  


Note of caution: Always check that a manager is using the most current edition of your style. Citations generated by managers are not always correct. Double-check them!


Other Citation Managers

It is recommended that you use RefWorks, a Regent-provided free account that stores your sources and forms bibliographies in your format. You can also export sources from Primo to RefWorks. Here are some other options:



Need Help with Citations? Email the Writing Coaches at

Contact the writing tutors at Regent's Academic Coaching

  • They can check citations, plus work with you to improve your thesis, organization, formatting, scholarly tone, grammar, reading comprehension and speed, note-taking, and more! 
  • You can schedule an appointment or drop in at scheduled times, online or in person.
  • They also make great handouts and videos.

You can also ask your professors about formatting unusual sources!