Citing Your Sources: Home



Refworks is a web-based program that helps you to organize your research. Use references entered into your refworks account to create a bibliography or format your paper.


A free bibliographic citation manager that is a web extension for the Firefox web browser.

Connect to Zotero



This guide provides quick access to examples and guidelines for some of the more frequently used citation styles. 

Select from the above tabs for assistance with APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian or CSE style. 

Citing Your Sources

Why cite sources?

  1. It gives credit to the person who created the idea.  Failure to cite your source could be construed as plagarism.

2. It allows your readers to locate the sources you used, therefore they can read or judge them for themselves.

How do I cite sources?

 Use the tabs at the top of this page to find out how to cite in the following styles:

  • APA (American Psychological Association)
  • CSE (Council of Science Editors)
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • Turabian

What style do I use?

Check with your professor to see if a particular style is recomended for your assignment.

Software to Manage your Citations

Links to these tools and help in using them can be found in the left and right columns of this page.

Have a Question?

Need More Help?

Drop by the Information Desk or
Call, Email, Chat .... JUST ASK!


Phone: 401-254-3375

Text:    401-680-9032

Schedule a Research Consultation