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Library Guide for International Students (Rutgers-Newark): Cite Sources

What is ...?

CITATION: A reference source which includes necessary elements of the source cited such as author name, title, and date.

CITATION STYLE: A format for citing sources. The most commonly used styles are MLA, APA, and Chicago.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): A permanent link (an alphanumeric or numeric string) assigned to a published full text for its discovery online. (More definition)

PLAGIARISM [pleɪ'dʒəˌrɪzəm]: "Plagiarism is the use of another person’s words, ideas, or results without giving that person appropriate credit." (Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy)

STYLE MANUAL: A guide for formatting a paper and cited sources.

How to avoid plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a violation of Rutgers academic integrity policy. "To avoid plagiarism, every direct quotation must be identified by quotation marks or appropriate indentation and both direct quotation and paraphrasing must be cited properly according to the accepted format for the particular discipline or as required by the instructor in a course." (Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy)

 

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APA Citation Style

The print copy of the manual is available at the reference desk in all Rutgers University Libraries.

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association , 

6th ed., 2010

Call Number: BF76.7.P83 2010

MLA Citation Style

This print copy of the handbook is available at the reference desk in all Rutgers University Libraries.

  • ISBN: 9781603290241

Chicago Citation Style

The print copy of the manual is available at the reference desk in all Rutgers University Libraries.

Citing Sources & Tools

Citation Manager

RefWorks [Rutgers Restricted]


A web-based research management tool that allows you to import references from many electronic databases and catalogs, include citations in your paper, build a bibliography using a variety of citation styles, and create a bibliography in a choice of formats. Watch video tutorials


Zotero


A free, open-source research management tool that is a Firefox add on. It enables you to collect, manage, and cite research sources. To get started go to the Zotero Quick Start Guide