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Help for Citing Your Sources

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: December 5, 2010
  • Filed Under: Featured resource

Finished your final papers but not your bibliographies?  Not sure how to cite a website or a book chapter?  The library can help!

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Tools like Refworks are great for storing articles and other resources in a single, organized space, and they’ll even create a bibliography for you!  If you have been exporting articles to Refworks, then automatically creating a bibliography is easy.  Take a look at their great tutorials for help, or contact a librarian.

Although having a computer program write your bibliography may seem magical, it’s far from perfect — be sure to double-check for errors like improper capitalization, typos, or extra periods!

Writing that Works Cited page by hand?  Answer those nagging questions about which words to italicize with these handy resources:

Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association – The official word on APA style.  Paper copies are available for use in the library.

Research & Documentation Online – Check out examples of the APA List of References.

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) APA – An easy-to-understand guide to writing and citing in APA style.

Still need a hand?  Want someone to check your work?  Ask a librarian!  Don’t forget, good citations are are an important aspect of Academic Integrity.

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Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391
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