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Ethics and Public Policy: Selected Resources: Citing Your Sources

Not Sure When to Cite Something?

Not sure when you need to cite something? Check out the Plagiarism Guide and take the quiz.

Plagiarism

Remember that plagiarism is a violation of the Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy and could result in your dismissal from the University!

Citing Your Sources

You will probably be using either Chicago/Turabian or APA (American Psychological Association) style when citing the sources that you use in your research papers. The Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian's Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, and the APA Publication Manual are available at the Dana Library Reference Desk. The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison also has a nice introduction to Chicago/Turabian Documentation and an excellent introduction to APA Documentation that will give you the basic information you need to create bibliographic citations.

The Library of Congress has a guide on How to Cite Electronic Sources that show Turabian-style examples.

You can also import references from the Catalog and many of the electronic databases into RefWorks, or EndNote, two web-based bibliography and citation management systems. Citation management systems will store your citations and build your bibliography for you based on whatever style sheet you specify (MLA, Chicago, etc.).

For information on setting up a RefWorks account see the RefWorks FAQ.

To download EndNote, see the EndNote page