Citation Help

It is important to properly document sources in academic writing. The reference librarians can help with some of the technical aspects of MLA, APA and Turabian Style. We also provide access to web based resources and make recommendations of other helpful tools and websites, some of which you will find below. There is also a writing lab located in the offices at the back of the commons dedicated to assisting WJU students in the writing process. Check the Writing Lab's website for hours and contact information.

Citation Tools and Help

Worldcat - Worldcat searches the holdings of most of the world's libraries and can generate citations for those items.

  • Worldcat's citation generator is a explained in more detail in this Discovery post. It just uses a computer algorithm to generate the citations so you need to use good common sense and double check to make sure they are correct.

Zotero - A free Firefox plug-in that allows you to save citations to websites, books, and any other media you use for a research project.

  • When you complete your research, Zotero can create a bibliography according to a number of different citation styles. Zotero has to be installed on your personal computer. It is not available on the library computers.

Plagiarism.org - This website does a good job at explaining what plagiarism is and isn't, and includes a list of the 10 most common types of plagiarism. 

Citation Styles - Several citation styles are used at Jessup. Your instructor will indicate which is required for your class. All the style guideBooks can be found at call number REF 808 in the reference section of the library.

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