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Modern Languages

This guide provides resources for students and faculty conducting research in Modern Languages, including, but not limited to: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.


Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Manual of Style is commonly used in literature, history and the arts.

You can use a variety of resources for using the Chicago style properly; we have listed some below to get you started. 



  • Is a citation management system available to all K-State students, staff, faculty and alumni free of charge.
  • Allows users to store, organize, edit and/or create citations from a variety of resource types; including articles, books, web pages, images and more.
  • Allows users to create bibliographies from stored references in hundreds of available styles, including APA, MLA, IEEE, and Chicago.
  • Offers a plugin for Microsoft Word on both PCs and Macs that allows users to insert citations directly into their documents and to create a bibliography from those cited sources. The citations and bibliographies are formatted using any of the hundreds of citation style options.


Click on the image below to login to RefWorks 3, the most recent version

New RefWorks 3 login page



Zotero is a free, open source citation management tool which allows users to store, organize, edit, and/or create citations from a variety of resource types, including: articles, books, web pages, images, and more. Zotero:

  • offers a plugin for Word and LibreOffice that allows users to insert citations directly into their documents and to create a bibliography.
  • uses a link in your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) to identify and download citation information.
  • produces citations and bibliographies in hundreds of citation styles (APA, Chicago, IEEE, MLA).
  • identifies and stores article PDFs along with the citation information (up to 300 MB free).
  • allows users to collaborate by creating and sharing group libraries.