Research: Citations

One of the most important parts of your paper is the list of resources you used in the preparation of your paper. This resource list might be called the Works Cited or References page or the Bibliography, depending on the style format you are using. They all have the same function: To allow your readers to locate your sources if they would like to read more details or follow the same research path that you took, and, most importantly, to give credit where credit is due to the writers of the sources from which you have gathered your information.

CiteThisForMe: This citation maker is a service of Harvard University and features an interface that looks a lot like Microsoft Word with step-by-step instructions for building your citation.

EasyBib: This is a super simple online citation maker for those times when you need it in a hurry. Have your source information ready, and it will provide you with blanks for each required piece of information based on the citation style you choose.

NCWiseOwl: Not only does NCWiseOwl offer a citation maker as one of its many resources, each electronic database has a built-in citation maker for each article you decide to use as a resource. If you have questions about how to use this, please stop by the SMHS Library, and we will show you easy it is to use.