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Citation Tools & General Tutorials

by Amy E. Gratz last modified Aug 09, 2016 01:36 PM

If you have any questions that aren't answered by the guides below, please ask a librarian for assistance!

Getting Started

Finding Information
  • Searching Discovery (video available here) - Demonstrates how to search Discovery for articles and books. 
  • Locating: Full-Text Articles, Library Materials, Maps, or Newspaper Articles
  • ARTstor - how to use this database, that provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.
  • JSTOR - this guide demonstrates searching this resource, containing articles from a variety of disciplines dating back to the 1800’s.
  • LexisNexis Academic - learn how to use this database to locate newspaper articles, company profiles, and legal information.
  • Web of Science - learn how to use this database to find articles in the sciences and humanities.
  • ScienceDirect (video available here) - this guide demonstrates searching this publisher-specific database containing primarily scientific, medical and technical information.
  • Value Line - learn how to use this database containing information on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

    Zotero and Citing Sources

      Citation Styles

      The links below will provide examples of how to cite sources in the four main citation styles used at Mercer University. The print versions of the manuals are available at the Circulation Desk for in-library use.

      Wondering why there are so many different citation styles? Find out here!

      We also have a citation guide covering issues like plagiarism and copyright.


      Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is software that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free. This tool will help you keep track of the sources you use for your projects, and also help format the citations!

      We also have some video tutorials available:

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