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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Religious Studies

Guide to library resources for the study of religion.

Managing Your Sources

With citation management tools, you can store and organize citations downloaded directly from the online library catalog and most Library databases.  We recommend Zotero, which is free. It works best with the Firefox web browser, but offers a "standalone" version that can be used with other web browsers. 

Zotero was developed by historians to support historical research. Flexible software allows you to take snapshots of web pages, and to organize your notes along with your sources. A special plug-in allows you to insert formatted footnotes and bibliographies into MS Word.

The library also has Savvy Researcher workshops throughout the semester on Zotero and other content manager tools

Citing Your Sources


Even experienced writers can benefit from a consultation with an expert writer/editor. The UIUC Center for Writing Studies offers writing consultations at the Undergraduate Library and on several other locations on campus.

They also maintain a very useful page of writer's resources.