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Online citation tools

Online citation tools 

There are lots of tools that can help you format citations and bibliographies. They make the job of citation easier, but are not always 100% accurate. so double-check automatically-formatted citations before handing in papers!

RefWorks logoRefWorks is an online citation manager. You can import and save citations to books and articles from the Library's catalog and databases, sort them into folders for specific classes and projects, plug them into research papers you write using Microsoft Word, and format them into notes and bibliographies in whatever style is required. RefWorks is a powerful tool! See our Guide to RefWorks for more information.




Avoiding Plagiarism

Writing Resources Center Handouts on Using and Citing Sources

How to Cite Government Information

Ref  PN171 .F56 G37    (shelved in the Ready Reference collection behind the Research Desk)       

The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Social Science and Business Research

NOTE:  Most, if not all, of the standard style manuals (for APA, Chicago, ASA, MLA, etc.) include examples of how to cite government publications.