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George H. Cook Honors Program

Managing the research process with citation managament tools

With a research and bibliographic management tool such as RefWorks or EndNote, you can

  • import or manually upload citations and full-text articles from databases and websites 
  • organize, customize, and store information in folders and subfolders
  • read, highlight, and annotate documents
  • add in-text citations and footnotes to a paper directly from your RefWorks library
  • create and format a bibliography in a variety of citation styles
  • share documents to collaborate with other researchers

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Citing Options

Creating Perfect A+ Citations

  1. QuickSearch: Use the citation symbol in the record and select Chicago Style.
  • BEST for: Articles found in QuickSearch, scholarly articles found elsewhere, newspaper articles.
  • TIP: Paste the title in quotes in QuickSearch, check the Expand My Search box on the right to search for the record in libraries outside of Rutgers.
  1. Databases: Look for a CITE option. E.g., in the ProQuest databases, select the article and click on the citation symbol in the top right corner.
  • BEST for: Saving instant citations for articles found in the database, including newspaper articles.
  • ALTERNATIVES: QuickSearch, Google Scholar, manual citation.
  1. Google Scholar: Preferably from the RUL link. Use the citation symbol below the record and select APA Style.
  • BEST for: Scholarly articles found anywhere.
  • TIP: Paste the title in quotes in Google Scholar.
  1. Manual Editing: Always double check the citations generated by any of the above methods. Use the Purdue OWL or the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • BEST for: Anything and everything, if you want that A+ for your paper!
  • TIP: Use manual citations for web sites and other primary documents.

See more from Purdue OWL on how to format your references.

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