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Politics and Sex: Cite It Right

What's RefWorks?

Even though it's listed under the Find Articles in Databases link from the Library homepage, RefWorks isn't that kind of database.  It's more of a database that you create.

RefWorks is a citation manager that can help you organize and keep track of the sources you are using for your research.

As you do your research within the Library website, you'll be able to import citations from our online catalog and most of our databases, and can even pull in book records using its built-in catalog search.  And, as an added bonus, RefWorks can convert your citations into a properly formatted bibliography!

Just keep in mind that RefWorks saves only your citations. It does not automatically save the full-text of an article.  Therefore, it's always a good idea to keep electronic copies in your own files, when possible.

Keep reading for more information, and/or check out this guide created by RefWorks, to get you started.

Style Guides

The Cheng Library provides a series of short guides to citation styles such as MLA, APA, and ASA.

Database Citation Help

Most databases, even the library online catalog, will assist you in preparing citations. These sources may not be perfect but they will help insure that you have the necessary information.  These resources typically provide examples for both APa and MLA styles.

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