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UTS Library: Writing Resources

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Quick Links

Listed below are a few quick links to resources that will aid you in citing sources.

  • APA 6th Edition
    Need help with citing APA style? Find examples here along with links to books in PITTCat and free online resources.
  • MLA 7th Edition
    Need help with citing MLA style? Find examples here along with links to books in PITTCat and free online resources.
  • Chicago 16th/Turabian 7th Editions
    Need help with citing Chicago/Turabian style? Find examples here along with links to the online style manual and free online resources.

Avoid Plagiarism

To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use:

  • another person’s idea, opinion, or theory;
  • any facts, statistics, graphs, images—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge;
  • quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or
  • paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words.

Here are some links to tutorials that will help you understand more about plagiarism and how to avoid it:

Getting Started

This section was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.

There are different styles which format the information differently. In each tab, you will find descriptions of each citation style featured in this guide along with links to online resources for citing and a few examples.

What is a citation and citation style?

citation is a way of giving credit to individuals for their creative and intellectual works that you utilized to support your research. It can also be used to locate particular sources and combat plagiarism. Typically, a citation can include the author's name, date, location of the publishing company, journal title, or DOI (Digital Object Identifer).

citation style dictates the information necessary for a citation and how the information is ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting.

How to do I choose a citation style?

There are many different ways of citing resources from your research. The citation style sometimes depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:

  • APA (American Psychological Association) is used by Education, Psychology, and Sciences
  • MLA (Modern Language Association) style is used by the Humanities
  • Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by Business, History, and the Fine Arts

*You will need to consult with your professor to determine what is required in your specific course.

Understanding Citations

Import/Export Tips

The following are tips for saving and importing references from frequently-used database or database vendors. 

Note: If you do not see a database listed below, try a Google search for "EndNote Web" and the name of the database; you will likely find tips on another EndNote guide (often created by a university library).  When in doubt, export with Reference Manager and import with the RIS filter, or simply manually add your references.

EBSCO (e.g., CINAHL, Communication and Mass Media Complete):

  • Click Add in the Results List view or Add to Folder in the Citation view
  • Access folder of citations by clicking on the Folder icon
  • Click Export
  • Choose Direct Export to EndNote Web
  • Records will automatically transfer into [Unfiled] folder

      Gale (e.g., Academic OneFile):

      • Click Citation Tools
      • Export to third-party software - choose EndNote
      • Import filter: Refman RIS

      GoogleScholar:

      • Click Scholar Preferences
      • Under Bibliography Manager select Show links to import citations into RefMan
      • Click Save Preferences
      • After searching, click Import into RefMan and then Save the file
      • Import filter: Refman RIS
      Unification Theological Seminary
      __________
      Barrytown Campus
      30 Seminary Drive, Barrytown, NY 12507
      __________
      NYC Campus
      4 W 43rd St., New York, NY 10036Unification Theological Seminary __________ Barrytown Campus 30 Seminary Drive, Barrytown, NY 12507 __________ NYC Campus 4 W 43rd St., New York, NY 10036