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Citing Sources   Tags: apa, chicago, citations, galileo, mla, turabian,  

This guide will give an overview of citation resources available at Hunt Library. Web sites that help formulate reliable citations are also included.
Last Updated: Oct 2, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Need help organizing your research citations? Try RefWorks! Users must create an individual account upon first time use. Group code is: RWFortVSU

What does RefWorks do? * Create a personal database online - Store an unlimited number of records accessible from any computer linked to the Internet. No downloading software or installation required. * Import references automatically from multiple databases - Search results from a wide variety of databases can be automatically exported into RefWorks with the click of a button. * Organize and manage references - Sort and file references quickly and easily using folders, duplicate search, and author, keyword, and periodical indexes. * Share references - Using the Internet, easily collaborate with members of your own institution or globally with other researchers, faculty members, or students. * Format bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds - Save hours of typing time and decrease the number of errors made when creating tedious bibliographies. Easily make changes to your paper and reformat in seconds.


Why cite sources?

The creation of a works cited page or bibliography is usually the final step when crafting a research paper.  If you're to have a successful paper, it is important to give intellectual credit for ideas that are not your own. It is also important to give readers of your paper a "map" of where your research is located, which can be used to verify research and prevent plagiarism.

In this LibGuide, you'll find information on the three major citation styles: APA (frequently used in the social sciences such as subjects like psychology and sociology), MLA (used often for citing literature research) and Chicago/Turabian (works well for all subjects/disciplines). Your professor will give you more information about which style they prefer for scholarly papers.

Also included in this Libguide are helpful links to print style guides available for reference and/or checkout at Hunt Library, web links that offer additional citation assistance and other tools to help you create citations.


Citation Resources in Online Databases

Several of the library's online database providers, such as EBSCO, ProQuest and WorldCat provide citations in the various formats for citations in the respective databases.'s Citations Tool


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