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Academic Mentoring at SEBS: Citations

This guide serves as the central hub for the library instruction component for the first year Academic Mentoring course at SEBS.

What is a Citation?

A citation is "quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work", according to the Oxford Dictionaries. 

Why Citing is Important

It's important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons:

  • To show your reader you've done proper research by listing sources you used to get your information
  • To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas
  • To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors
  • To allow your reader to track down the sources you used by citing them accurately in your paper by way of footnotes, a bibliography or reference list

Source: LibGuides at MIT Libraries - Citing

Academic Integrity @RU

Citation Style Guides

Free writing and citing style guides.  Use these to format your work in ALA, MLA or other styles. 

Copyright Information

Managing Citations: RefWorks

RefWorks is one of the Web-based bibliography and database managers that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Import references from many electronic databases
  • Include citations while you write your paper
  • Create a bibliography according to different stylesheets (APA, MLA, etc.) in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)

RefWorks is available for Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff.

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