We cite sources to acknowledge the work of others, as well as to avoid academic dishonesty, or plagiarism. There are various formats for citing sources; your instructor will advise you of which to follow.
CSUS brief guide to the Chicago Style Manual. When no rule is present in AAA citation style, follow Chicago.
Managing Your Bibliographic References
EndNote and Zotero are bibliographic management tools which enable you to create a searchable database from reference you find in the online catalog. These programs interact with your Microsoft Word documents to automatically format your references and create footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies in your chosen citation format.
The campus has purchased a site license, which allows students, faculty, and staff to download a copy of EndNote X7/X8. This program takes time to learn and is best used for large numbers of references.