Citation Help

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Fletcher does not have a specific citation format for course work, Capstones, or dissertations, but the Chicago Style is used almost exclusively. Use the Chicago Manual of Style Online for the most up to date citation rules.


Workshops and one-on-one training with citation styles and tools are available with the Ginn Library reference staff.

Dissertation Guide

The Fletcher Guide for Preparation of Dissertations contains formatting policies. Any questions about the guidelines should be directed to the Ginn reference staff.

Ginn Style Guide

Ginn librarians have put together an easy reference document with examples of frequently used citations using the Chicago Style. The Ginn Style Guide is not as up to date as the Chicago Manual of Style but can be used as a starting point.


The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, is the style manual commonly used for citing to legal documents within the United States.  While copies of the Bluebook are held in Ginn Library there are also a number of web-based guides to citing content using the system.

Bluebook guide at Georgetown Law Library


Introduction to Basic Legal Citation from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School


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Citation Tools

There are many tools available to help create and store citations, organize research, generate bibliographies and footnotes, organize PDFs, and much more.


  • Browser plug-in available for download
  • Free to everyone
  • View Zotero guide



  • A web-based reference/citation and bibliography manager. Please note that no new RefWorks accounts can be made, as Tufts will no longer be subscribing to RefWorks. Access to existing RefWorks accounts will cease in December 2019. This link contains information to regarding citation management options as well as migrating their RefWorks references to other tools.
  • View the  RefWorks Guide or here for additional information on the transition and alternatives