Citing Sources

RefWorks

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is an online bibliographic management tool provided through UW Oshkosh. With RefWorks, you can automatically export citations from databases like Academic Search Complete, WorldCat, and websites, then automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations in over 1,000 continuously updated styles such as APA, MLA, Chicago, and more.

 

RefWorks is available for current students, staff and faculty. To sign in to your RefWorks account, click here, or click on Accounts on the library homepage to sign in.

 

FAQs

Creating a RefWorks Account

Exporting Citations from a Database

Organizing References into Folders

Manually Entering a Citation into RefWorks

Creating Bibliographies in RefWorks

More FAQs... 

APA Style Resources

Helpful Websites

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) APA Formatting and Style Guide

The Purdue OWL site is a comprehensive APA reference tool. The site has examples for in-text citations and references for a wide variety of source types, as well as an APA sample paper

 

APA Style Blog

The official APA Style Blog is a good general APA resource, but also provides useful answers to questions about unusual source types or exceptions to rules. For example, how to cite something you found on a website, how to cite an online article without page numbers, and how to cite unusual author names.

 

Crossref.org

APA Style references require the use of a DOI, or digital object identifier, for online scholarly articles if one is assigned. Crossref.org will enable you to look up an article by its title to find the DOI, if it has one. Click the "Search Metadata" tab on the Crossref homepage to search for your article title.

 

Tutorial Videos

 

APA Style Manual

Print copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association can be found in Polk Library in Polk 101, and are also available here

 

MLA Style Resources

Helpful Websites

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) MLA Formatting and Style Guide

The Purdue OWL site is a comprehensive MLA reference tool, with instructions on in-text citations, works cited entries, and a sample paper.

 

The MLA Style Center 

The MLA Style Center is an official website of the MLA. It provides guidelines for formatting papers, a quick guide to works cited entries, and answers to frequently asked questions.

 

Tutorial Videos

 

MLA Handbook

Print copies of the MLA Handbook can be found in Polk Library in Polk 101, and are also available here.

Chicago Style Resources

Helpful Websites

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Chicago Manual of Style 

The Purdue OWL site provides guidance on general format, citations for various source types, and sample papers (Notes & Bibliography and Author/Date).

 

CMOS Shop Talk Blog 

CMOS Shop Talk is the official blog of the Chicago Manual of Style. It includes many useful resources for students, including paper formatting tip sheets, Chicago Style basics, and a Turabian citation quick guide. 

 

Chicago Manual of Style

Print copies of the Chicago Manual of Style and the Turabian Manual for Writers are available in Polk Library in Polk 101, and are also available here (Chicago, Turabian). 

Other Citation Styles

Helpful Websites

CSE Style Quick Citation Guide - Penn State University Libraries

 

CSE Documentation Style - UW Madison Writing Center

 

IEEE Documentation Style - UW Madison Writing Center

 

IEEE Editorial Style Manual

 

APSA Style Manual for Political Science

Additional Resources

UW Oshkosh Writing Center

The Writing Center offers peer tutoring to help you with starting your papers, editing them, citing sources, proofreading, and more! Appointments are available in-person and online. 

 

Plagiarism Resources

Helpful resources on identifying and preventing plagiarism, as well as the UW System's policies on plagiarism and academic misconduct.