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CODS4750: Senior Seminar: Writing & Citing

This guide will help you access database and locate articles.

Why do I need to cite?

You must cite your source of information any time you use another person’s ideas, opinion or theory. You must also provide citations for any facts, statistics, graphs, or drawings that are not common knowledge. Quotations of another person's actual spoken or written word and paraphrases of another person's spoken or written words must also be cited.

Have a Question? Contact a Librarian:

By phone

Call 973-720-2116

By e-mail

Send your question to the Reference Desk via email - refdesk@wpunj.edu   Allow 24 hours for a response. 

Schedule a Research Appointment

Contact the library for an appointment with a Reference Librarian:  Schedule Research Help

Make Citing Your Sources Easier-Use RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based, personalized system for managing citations and notes for research projects of any size. It can be used to add citation records from online catalogs, databases and other sources, as well as to produce bibliographies formatted in any major style.   RefWorks can be accessed from the Databases link on the main Library page. Refworks has a number of tutorials that can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmTj_AGeY59VoNv-0SvcCg

Writing a Literature Review

Preparing an Annotated Bibliography

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab has one of the best websites devoted to academic writing and citing sources. With definitions and examples, visit the site to learn how to create an annotated bibliography.