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Information Technology & Informatics (04:189:103): Citing Sources

Citing your sources serves three purposes:


It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper.
It allows those who are reading your work to locate your sources, in order to learn more about the ideas that you include in your paper.
Citing your sources consistently and accurately helps you avoid committing plagiarism in your writing.



RefWorks is a research management tool that makes it easy to save references to books, articles, and web pages and organize them into your own personal research library.

Using a citation manager like Refworks can save you time and keep your research organized!



How do I create a RefWorks account?

To create an account:

  1. Go to https://refworks.proquest.com/signup/
  2. Enter your Rutgers email address and create a password
  3. Click the activation link in the confirmation email to complete your account setup

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