You will need to document your findings by listing the journal articles and books that you consulted during your research process. Most professors specify the style manual you are required to use. The one most frequently required in communication studies is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Print copies of the sixth and seventh editions of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010 & 2020) are available at each of the Rutgers libraries.
For sample in text and reference citations visit the APA Style site.
RefWorks is a Web based bibliography and citation manager to which Rutgers subscribes on behalf of the Rutgers community. You can import citations from QuickSearch and other online databases.
A word of caution! It is very important that you understand how to format your materials in whatever style you are using.The RefWorks program can make mistakes. You need to be able to detect the errors and correct them before you turn in your final paper. You are responsible for your own citations!
You may not need to use RefWorks if you're doing a short paper. Try one of these options for information on formatting citations and references.
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