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ORFE Library Research Guide: Writing and Citing

A short guide to finding relevant library resources of all types and formats needed for independent projects and theses.

The writing process

Overleaf for LaTex

Princeton University Library has an institutional subscription to Overleaf an online LaTex editor. Learn more at the Overleaf Guide.

Documenting your research

Purdue's Online Writing Lab OWL

Princeton's Online Guides to Citing Print and Electronic Resources

Writing style

The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr.

Endnote, RefWorks and Zotero

Bibliographic Management Software

Bibliographic management tools work directly with library databases and the web, allowing you to collect and organize your citations and pdfs. They also work with word processing software like Word to allow you to insert properly formatted citations into your paper and automatically generate a properly formatted bibliography. Some popular free citation managers supported by Princeton are:


How can I get additional help/training in one of these software packages?

  1. Attend one of the "Bibliographies made easy" sessions.
  2. Email wdressel@princeton.edu