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Citing Your Sources

This guide will help you cite your sources properly to avoid plagiarism, important for students to maintain academic integrity. It also introduces various tools for creating and managing citations, including library-supported Mendeley and Zotero.



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NOTE: As of December 31, 2020, CCSU no longer supports the RefWorks citation manager, though you might still have access to your CCSU RefWorks account.

Import /migrate your saved citations from RefWorks to Mendeley or Zotero by following the directions on this LibGuide page

Importing/Migrating Citations from RefWorks to New Citation Manager

You can import and migrate your existing library and reference list from other Citation Managers such as Mendeley and Refworks.

To migrate your existing Refworks account to Mendeley or Zotero:

  1. Login to your Refworks account and choose the references you wish to migrate by choosing the check box next to the reference, or choose all.
  2. Choose "share" from the top tabs, and then "export references"
  3. Choose the .ris format and download
  4. In your Zotero account, choose "file", then "import"
  5. In your Mendeley account, choose "Add New," "Import Library," and "RIS (*.ris)
  6. Choose the file you downloaded from Refworks and the citations will populate in your Zotero/Mendeley account.


To migrate and import your data from Mendeley to Zotero follow these instructions to choose the correct version of Mendeley.

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