The Library at St. Cloud State University

FAQS: Citation, Plagiarism, Copyright



1. How do I cite my sources and create a bibliography in APA, MLA, or other style?

The library has many copies of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, and other style manuals in the Ready Reference collection near the Reference Desk on the first floor.

Also try our Citation Styles page or RefWorks.

You can also Ask a Librarian for assistance via phone, email or chat or get more help at the Write Place.

2. How do I find an article from a citation?

In LibSearch, use the Advanced Search function to search specifically by title, author, or journal title. You can also use Search Mode expanders, like “Find all my search terms” to limit your results.

3. How do I use RefWorks?

RefWorks is a Web-based program that can format your bibliography in seconds. You can choose from over 250 output styles including APA, MLA, and Chicago style. You must create your account using an on-campus computer and then you are able to access it from anywhere.

First, add journal articles and books to your RefWorks account as you conduct your research. Then, use RefWorks as you write your paper to automatically format the references both within your paper (in-text citations) and in your bibliography. 

See RefWorks Help and RefWorks Basics for more information.
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