In addition to keeping oneself out of trouble with copyright compliance rules and university conduct policies, citing your sources allows others to reproduce and build on your research, creating new scholarship.
ASU Library: Citation Style (APA | Chicago | MLA | Turabian)
This guide introduces the user to several of the most common & heavily used citation styles outside of the sciences.
The OWL at Purdue University (APA| MLA)
The oldest and one of the most comprehensive online writing labs.
Basics of APA Style
Tutorial created by American Psychological Association.
Research and Documentation Online (Duke University): APA | MLA | Chicago | CSE
Great site with many examples on how to cite online sources. Includes examples for both the major formats of citable materials and the respective style manual citations.
North Carolina University Libraries Citing Information Tutorial (APA | MLA | Chicago | CSE/CBE)
Consists of a series of self-paced instructional modules designed to introduce you to citing information in a number of citation styles.
RefWorks is a user-friendly database system that allows you to create and manage your citations via the Web. It is now site-licensed for Arizona State University students, faculty, staff and affiliates. With RefWorks, you're able to create, search and maintain your own personal citations database. These citations can then be easily inserted in papers or publications, and are automatically added to bibliographies in multiple citation styles. More information about RefWorks
Use of RefWorks requires users to sign up for an individual account at their Website. Keep your Refworks UserID and password handy, and always authenticate from off-campus by entering through the ASUauthentication page. First-time users must subscribe for an individual account from this page before accessing your citation management software. Keep your UserID and password safe! ASU does not have access to the RefWorks system to reset passwords. If you lose your password, follow the reset link on the authentication page.
Create your own RefWorks account now.
Exporting Citations From a Database
For instructions on how to export citations from a specific database into RefWorks consult "Importing Citations into Refworks" and select the appropriate database.
Creating Your Citations Database
Once logged into RefWorks, there are a number of ways to enter your citations:
Creating a Bibliography
You can create and format a bibliography from a list of references using a folder of references or all your references. Select the Bibliography button to begin. There are many different citation sytles listed within RefWorks to select from. After selecting the citation style (e.g. Chichago Style etc.) choose the end format for your file (e.g. Word, HTML, Rich Text Format). Click Create Bibliogrpahy. Your bibliography will appear in a new window which you can save to your computer. The resulting bibliogrpahy can be copied and pasted into your paper.
Write-n-Cite the Easy Way
This Library Guide provides instruction and direction on how to import citations into RefWorks as well as learning how to place in-cite citations into a sample paper.
For Additional Refworks Information: RefWorks LibGuide