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Physics and Astronomy: Citation Sources

Research guide to help undergraduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy


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Reference Sources

This page was created with the intent to allow you to properly cite information used in research papers or other writing assignments. The following links are some very useful resources in citing and understanding the sources that you have used. If you have any questions, feel free to ask by using the chat box on the left side of your screen.

Citation Resources

Reference Styles

Literary Styles and their application

APA = used in the sciences, education, engineering, and business.

MLA = used in the humanities.

Turabian = used by historians.

Quick Tutorial on RefWorks

Use RefWorks to automatically generate references. You can even do it while you write your paper. Here's how:

1) Read the "How to import into RefWorks from Compendex, IEEE, and ACM" to setup your account and capture references.

2) Download the Write-n-Cite plugin available inside RefWorks under "Tools".

3) While writing,

         place the insertion bar where you want the reference to go,

         invoke the plugin,

         pick your reference and select "Cite".

4) When you're done writing, click "Bibliography" from the plugin's menu bar, pick the style, and press "Create Bibliography"

5) You're done!

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