We cite sources for several reasons:
To cite your references properly, you must track the following information for all your resources:
Padilla, PB, & Nogales M. (2009). Behavior of Kestrels Feeding on Frugivorious Lizards: Implications for Food Dispersal. Behavioral Ecology, 20(4), 872-877. DOI (if applicable).
Properly cite your sources. As you collect information for your project or paper, clearly note where your ideas are coming from. When you read books and articles, paraphrase the ideas in your own words to demonstrate your understanding of the original concepts. Use quotation marks when repeating others' words.
Follow the 26 Guidelines at a Glance on Avoiding Plagiarism from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity.
To learn more, check out the Guide to Responsible Conduct of Research.
Use Citation Management software to organize your references and easily create a bibliography. Shared folders are great for team research.
EndNote Basic Introduction.
Start using EndNote Basic.
Import citations from article databases and output them into Word, BibTeX, HTML or Open Office format.
Cite your sources directly in the Library Catalog. Click on "Citation" and select a citation style (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, etc). The citation will be copied to a clipboard for easy use.