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Citing Sources

Citing Sources at the End of a Paper
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RefWorks Login | RefWorks Tutorials | RefWorks Help

Tutorials and more to help you learn how to use the library's online bibliographic management software.

Printable Style Guides

Choose from a list of printable PDF documents include basic guidelines, tips and examples for citing sources using specific styles.

Citing Sources in the Text of a Paper

Including a list of Works Cited at the end of an essay is not enough. Learn how to cite the use of a source in the text of your paper.

Using Information from Sources in the Text of a Paper

Review five different methods for including the words of another writer or information from a research resource into the text of your paper.

Creating an Annotated Bibliography

Learn how to create an annotated bibliography for a class assignment or for your own use as a researcher and writer.

Using Online Citation 'Machines'

Find links to a number of online resources to help construct your citations.

Avoiding Plagiarism

See Trinity University's definitions of plagiarism and consider how to avoid these situations.

Detecting Plagiarized Material

Information and links for faculty members and others to use in detecting plagiarized materials.

Spacing Citations

Each citation style has specific rules for indentation and spacing within entries. The first line of each citation should start at the left margin and subsequent lines should be indented. Use the following guidelines when preparing your list of resources:

  • MLA: double-space the Works Cited page
  • APA: double-space the References page
  • Chicago: double-space the Bibliography page
  • ASA: double-space the References page
  • Turabian: single-space within each entry and double-space between entries on the Works Cited page

Your list of citations should always be organized alphabetically. For more detailed information on formatting your essay and creating citations, refer to the published citation style guides.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Writers cite their sources for a number of different reasons. However, there is not a single good reason for the improper use or faulty citation of research sources.