Citing Sources Within Your Paper
When you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or otherwise refer to the work of another, you need to cite the source, using either parenthetical documentation or a footnote. Some of the most commonly cited forms of material are listed here; for other types, please consult the appropriate style manual available at the Library’s reference desk.
- MLA in-text parenthetical citations
- Turabian Citation Guide
- APA in-text parenthetical citations
- Chicago Manual of Style
- CSE Manual (Scientific Style and Format)
Consider using RefWorks to keep track of your sources and to quickly format in-text citations and bibliographies.
Free Citation Generating Software
Each of these citation generating tools is free. You may either export or cut-and-paste the citation into your paper. It is always important to double-check the formatting before submitting your paper!
A citation manager is a tool which helps you to store, organize and output your citations into a specific citation format.
RefWorks is an online citation management program that allows you to import citations from many of our databases and format them into any style you choose. To use RefWorks, you will need to create an account. You can do this from the log on screen. Please contact a librarian if you are using RefWorks from off campus and need the group code.
Need help using RefWorks? Look at thisRefWorks Quick Start Guide.