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Computer Science: Bibliographic Help

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!

Peer-Review and Literature Levels

Reference Examples

RefWorks (web based)

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management service that allows you to automatically build bibliographies and manage your citations. 

RefWorks Basics Tutorial

RefWorks Advanced Tutorial

How to import into RefWorks from Compendex, IEEE, and ACM

EndNote (desktop version)


EndNote X3 is a bibliographic management software package available for download through BYU's Office of Information Technology for all BYU faculty, staff, and students. 

To download: OIT Software Distribution, then search for EndNote

EndNote Information

EndNote Training