Web-based Citation Managers:
EndNote Basic (also known as EndNote Web) allows you to save citations to a personal database and then format those citations in footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies. It is available through Web of Science/Web of Knowledge. Check out EndNote Web help.
Zotero is a free citation manager that is commonly used in academic circles. It allows collection, management, and citation of sources. It also has a sharing function. Direct importing from library databases may not be available or may take extra steps.
Plagiarism is defined in the University of Arkansas Catalog of Studies as "offering as one’s own work the words, ideas, or arguments of another person without appropriate attribution by quotation, reference or footnote" (section on "Academic Regulations: Academic Honesty").
Plagiarism and academic dishonesty go beyond simply cutting and pasting text from an article or book into your paper without attribution; they can include paraphrasing without attribution or citing sources that you have not consulted in your Works Cited list. The consequences of plagiarizing another's work can be very serious. Citing your sources is the first step to avoiding plagiarism.
Citation styles used vary, and may include those for a particular journal. RefWorks and EndNoteWeb supply a number of styles that may be appropriate. Zotero and Mendeley are free resources that do similar work.
Manuals of style show how to write papers and how to cite sources.The staff at the The Quality Writing Center can help you edit your papers.
We have several popular style manuals in Mullins Library's Reference collection, such as:
The APA and MLA provide their most up-to-date information in the manuals that they publish. There are guides on the Web, but be aware that they might not be according to the most recent versions of the guides.
For more information, for specific questions, or other assistance, call the Reference Desk at 5-6645, chat with us under the Ask a Librarian link, or email your questions.