Properly citing your sources is a fundamental part of the research process—the foundation upon which scholarship is based. Here are tools available through the library and on the web to help you cite sources correctly.
The Council of Science Editors format is the most common citation format used in the General Sciences. The guidelines presented here are consistent with advice given in Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th ed. (2006).
For government documents; includes numerous examples for both electronic and "tangible" documents, as well as a basic citation format for each.
Citation Builders and Tools
Citation Builders and Tools
Enter your citation information, and these builders will create your bibliography for you in Chicago/Turabian, CSE, MLA or APA citation style. Online citation generators are no substitute for knowing proper style; they process data, so any errors that go into them carry over to the citations they make.
free tools that generate citations in CSE, MLA, and APA styles from a variety of source formats including online journal articles, electronic books, webpages, and databases. The tools were developed by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.
Endnote Web is a Web-based reference management tool that allows you to create a personal database of up to 10,000 references by importing citations from online databases or text files. You can organize references into folders, and quickly and easily create and format bibliographies using a wide choice of citation styles.
After you search and find good sources, visit NoodleTools to cite them properly in MLA, APA or Chicago style. NoodleTools supports the research process with a platform of integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.
Each user must register as a new user by clicking the "Create a Personal ID" button on the login screen.
Click a link below to do a quick catalog search on the style of your choice to see what books are available at Rohrbach Library:
Keep in mind that the purpose of a bibliography is to enable your reader to find the actual sources you used.
It's important to remember to note the databases that you use if you are getting articles and books online. The citation is the same but it includes the database name and access information.
Web sites can be tricky - it's important to try to track down who is responsible for the site and when it was last updated. See Evaluating Sources for more information.
Your instructor is apt to be an excellent source of bibliography information.
The reference librarians are experts on citations and bibliographies. Don't hesitate to ask for help at the Research Desk in the Information Commons. During hours that the Research Desk is staffed, visit or call 610-683-4165 for professional assistance. At other times you can firstname.lastname@example.org or consult live with a librarian using our 24/7 chat service.