Citing Sources

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.

Please note: a list of FAQs on effectively using various features of RefWorks via video, screenshot and text tutorials are available!


What happened to KnightCite?

RefWorks is replacing KnightCite as Polk Library's recommended tool for generating citations, bibliographies, in-text citations, and more. Similar to KnightCite, RefWorks also offers the option of manually entering citations, which you can learn how to do here.


Additional Citation Help

UW Oshkosh Writing Center

The Writing Center offers peer tutoring to help you with starting your papers, editing them, citing sources, proofreading, and more! To schedule one-on-one help for your paper, visit their Web page .


Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper

Nice site from Duke University Libraries that helps you build citations for books, articles from databases, websites, interviews & more in MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian style.


Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Great information on citing a variety of sources in APA, MLA, and Chicago styles. This site also includes a lot of good information on the writing and research process.


Citing References in Your Paper

Good site from the UW Madison Writing Center. Learn how to cite in less common styles, such as APSA (Political Science), CBE (Biology), and more.


Plagiarism Resources

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

You can find editions of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor South of Polk Library. Just ask at the service desk!

  • If you'd like to learn more about determining the difference between citation styles, please watch the video below: