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ENG119: The Overheating World: Cite, Write & Evaluate

Spring 2018, N. Moreira

Citing Sources and Format


  • Remember to cite your source, when either quoting directly or paraphrasing. In other words, cite your source whenever you present an idea that isn't your own.
  • Websites must be cited in your notes/bibliography, too; if you cut and paste - or paraphrase - from a website, cite the webpage.
  • When in doubt, cite your source.


Evaluating Other Sources

Critical Evaluation of Resources. (Univ. of California Berkeley Library)
Covers scholarly vs. popular publications, primary vs. secondary resources, authority, and other criteria for evaluating print and online sources.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Digital Citation Management Tools

Zotero is another web-based option for managing your citations and for creating bibliographies.

RefWorks is web-based software that helps researchers gather, manage, store, and generate citations and bibliographies.

  • Sign up for a personal account.
  • Get started with RefWorks (including Tutorials)
  • Learn how to use RefWorks to export information from library databases
  • Login to your RefWorks account.

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