Geology 140
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Citing Sources Print Page


Use these links to learn more about plagarism and copyright.

  • Plagarism Guide
    Explains plagiarism and tips for students who want to avoid it.


We cite sources to acknowledge the work of others, as well as to avoid academic dishonesty, or plagarism.  There are various formats for citing sources and your instructior will tell you which to follow.

Bibliographic Management

There are many programs that allow you to organize references and create bibliographies. Listed below are some of the most commonly used on campus.

  • EndNote x7
    The campus has purchased a site license, which allows students, faculty and staff to download a copy of EndNote X7. This program takes time to learn and is best used for large numbers of references.
  • EndNote Web
    Best for students who want to create simple bibliographies. Resides on the web.
  • Zotero
    A Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.
  • Microsoft Word
    If you use Word 2007 or later versions you can create a bibliography from within the software.

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