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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.

Library Research Guide


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. 


Zotero 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.


On December 31, 2019 RefWorks accounts created with your K-State email address will cease to exist. For more information, please visit the RefWorks Transition page:

RefWorks is a citation management tool available to all K-State students, staff, faculty and alumni free of charge.

RefWorks allows users toRefWorks sign in screenshot highlighting "create account" link

  • store, organize, edit and/or create citations from a variety of resource types; including articles, books, web pages, images and more.
  • create bibliographies from stored references in thousands of available styles, including APA, MLA, IEEE, and Chicago.
  • add in-text citations to a Microsoft Word or Google document using your selected style.
  • create a bibliography from the cited sources used in your document using your selected style.

Click on the image to sign in to the most recent version of RefWorks. First time users click the "create account" link.