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Theater: Citing Sources

Tools to Build Your Bibliography

RefWorks ... an essential tool for managing your research projects:

  • Use RefWorks to save references from EBSCO, JSTOR, Lexis-Nexis etc.
  • RefWorks saves information about the source as well as the link to the full text (when available).
  • Use "Search ... Online Catalog" to search and export references from the Wabash Library Catalog.
  • You may also create a citation for anything, including a web site, movie, art work, interview, etc.
  • Create a bibliography using the popular styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.) used at Wabash.
  • Use the Write-N-Cite plug-in for Word to cite sources as you write

 

EndNote Web... a popular tool for scientists to manage research projects:

  • Use EndNote Web to save references from Web of Science, EBSCO, etc.
  • EndNote Web saves information about the source as well as the link to the full text (when available).
  • Create a bibliography using the popular styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.) used at Wabash.
  • Use the Cite-While-You-Write plug-in for Word to cite sources as you write

Citing Internet Resources

Regardless of the style you choose, you must cite internet resources in the same way that you cite a book or article. You should usually separate elements with periods.  Be sure to note the date that you visited the site as well as the web address (also called the URL).  For additional information, visit: RefWorks or  Diana Hacker or Bedford St. Martins
 

APA Style (American Psychological Association)
Basic Format: 
Author. (Date of Internet publication.)  “Document title”. Retrived (date you accessed), from URL.

Chicago Style
Basic Format: 
Author. “Document title”. URL.  (date you accessed).

MLA Style (Modern Language Association)

Basic Format: 
Author. “Document title”. Title of Site.  Date of Internet publication. Date you accessed <URL>.

More suggestions

For help with your writing skills, you may make an appointment at Academic Support Services.  The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers excellent suggestions for writing and citing materials.

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