How to find resources by format

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Why do I need to cite a source?

Citations indicate which ideas are taken from others and from whom those ideas were taken; in other words, they give credit where credit is due. Citations allow researchers to find, read and comment on each others' sources.

What are Citations? from the University of Minnesota Libraries

If you use, quote, paraphrase, summarize, or otherwise refer to the work of others, you need to cite the source of that information. This will allow the reader to locate the work (e.g. article, book, website, image, film, etc.) to which you are referring and help you avoid plagiarism.

Free citation generators

Create one citation at a time using these sites:

Citation database features

Many databases (e.g., Academic Search Premier, search on library homepage, and Google Scholar) offer the option of creating your references in common style. Look for this as you save, e-mail or print your references. 

Select the cite link in Libraries Search (the icon is a quotation mark).

The display for "Shark Week is Set to Take a Bigger Bite." The " icon is circled to illustrate the citation feature.

Select the cite link in Google Scholar (the icon is a quotation mark).

The display for "Do PSAs take a bite our of Shark Week?" The " icon is circled to illustrate the citation feature.

Online guides to common styles

Citation management tools

Tools like Zotero and EndNote help you save and organize your PDFs and references, create bibliographies, and create in-text citations with word-processing software like Microsoft Word or Google docs in hundreds of styles.

Creating annotated bibliographies

An annotated bibliography, in addition to all of the citation information for a source, also includes descriptive and critical information about the source. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance and quality of the sources.

Last Updated: Jun 7, 2024 5:24 PM