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Citation Guides & Style Manuals   Tags: apa, audio, chicago, citation, cite, images, mla, references, refworks, research, sources, style_guides, turabian, video  

Last Updated: Oct 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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RefWorks Accounts


Consider an alternative - Zotero

Zotero is a free research tool that allows you to:

  • Collect citations
  • Organize citations
  • Cite
  • Share documents

We recommend Zotero for Firefox, which allows you to work directly from your web browser. It is also available for Chrome, Safari, and IE.

Learn more at or visit the Libraries guide for Zotero.


RefWorks Workshops

Questions? Ask a Librarian 585-2960

RefWorks & Write-n-Cite Basics  - to be scheduled: Watch for announcements.
Covers the basics: how to access RefWorks, import references from library databases, retrieve and manage citations, and format Word documents according to various citation styles (e.g. MLA or APA).


Citation Styles

For specific style guides, choose one of the tabs at the top of this guide:

Humanities - (MLA, Chicago, Turabian, SBL, Notes)
Social Sciences - (APA, Chicago, Turabian, AAA, legal & government documents)
Sciences - (APA, ACS, AIP, AMA, CSE, GSA)
Images - works of art, photos, etc.
Audio & Video - music, film, etc.

Citing Sources (Duke University)
Includes instructions and examples for five major styles (MLA, Turabian, APA, Chicago, and CSE).  Includes sections on Citing Sources Within Your Paper and Assembling a List of Works Cited.


When to Cite

The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning offers individual help with writing and also this useful guide:

   Writing Papers: A Handbook for Students at Smith College
   Read "When to Cite" starting on page 47 (pg.54 of 71 in pdf file).

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