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TCNJ Library Resources
Why wrestle on your own with citation format when you can have the computer help you? RefWorks is a bibliographic citation management tool. You can save records of the sources you find and instruct RefWorks to cite them in your projects. Spring 2014 Workshop dates coming soon!
Instructions for using the NEW and IMPROVED ILL system
How Do I Cite My Sources?
- Everything derived from an outside source, i.e., ideas, information, statistics, etc., must be credited whether it is found in print or via the Internet.
- Style manuals/guides provide instructions and examples of how to format papers, cite sources, and prepare references or bibliographies. This guide contains references and links to a number of citation and style guides.
For an overview of several different styles, you could consult: Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions and More. PN171.F56 L55 2011 -- there are several print editions in the Library, and another available via Netlibrary.
Save time by using the "create citation" feature from the Library's article databases. (Don't forget to double check it.)
Chicago Manual of Style
NOW ONLINE through Gitenstein Library!
Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Ed.
REF Z253.U69, 1 copy at the Reference Desk; 16th edition in general collection
American Psychological Association (APA)
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed
REF BF76.7.P83 2010, 1 copy at the Reference Desk, 1 copy at the Reserve Desk
Modern Language Association (MLA)
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd Ed.
REF PN147.G444 2008, 1 copy at the Reference Desk