Many people use citation software to help them prepare papers. There are citation tools already in software like Microsoft Word. People may also simple apps like Citation Machine.
UGA Libraries encourages students to use more sophisticated citation management programs, which not only handle forming a citation style by integrating with your word processor, but will also serve as a powerful personal database. UGA Libraries offers free access to EndNote and RefWorks. EndNote is a client-based (program on your computer) system, while RefWorks is a cloud-based ystem. UGA Libraries fully supports these programs, offering free one-on-one training, free access to the publishers' technical support lines, and online help.
There are other citation management programs with similar functionality, such as, Mendeley and Zotero. They have free versions and pay options for more functionality. or storage. UGA Libraries does not have a support system for them, so students would be dependent on only the online support that these companies offer.
Most high schools and university English classes emphasize Modern Language Association (MLA) style; although, you will occasionally find Turabian and Chicago styles, too. In psychology, American Psychological Association (APA) is the dominant citation style. It's a good idea to learn some of the most obvious differences between the styles.