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Bibliographic Managment

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

  • EndNote X7
    campus has purchased a site license, which allows students, faculty and staff to download a copy of EndNote X3. This program takes time to learn. It is useful for large numbers of references.
  • Microsoft Word 2007: Create a bibliography
    online guide
  • Zotero
    Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.

Citation Guides and Tutorials

Citing is important in order to acknowledge the work of others and to avoid academic dishonesty or plagiarism.  There are various formats for citing sources and your instructor will tell you which to follow.

Plagiarism and Copyright

Use these links to learn more about plagiarism and copyright. 

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  • Pagiarism Guide Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    Explains plagiarism and tips for students who want to avoid it.
  • Copyright Resources Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    This guide contains links to learn more about copyright, including a link to Web Central, the University's revised Copyright and Fair Use web page.

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