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English 201 Research in the Disciplines: Citations: The Basics


Are citations really necessary? When should you cite, and how do you go about citing your sources?

This page provides an overview of the importance of citations in the academic environment and introduces citation management strategies.

  • Watch the video, "Why Citations Matter."
  • Review "Citation Management Tools" to discover the various citation management platforms you have access to as a Rutgers student.

After completing these activities, select the "Citation Styles" module appropriate for your discipline (APA, MLA, or Other).

Citation Management Tools

Citation management (a.k.a. bibliographic management or reference management) is a very important part of the research process. Citation management tools can streamline the research process by making it easier and simpler to store, organize, retrieve, cite, and share references and manage PDFs, images, etc.

Rutgers Libraries offers access to several different tools, including:

EndNote [Rutgers Restricted]
  • Rutgers Restricted
RefWorks 3 [Rutgers Restricted]
  • Rutgers Restricted
RefWorks [Rutgers Restricted]
  • Rutgers Restricted

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