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Science: Citing Sources

Key information resources supportive of science research.

About These Resources

Cite Sources / Avoid Plagiarism


In most cases, you will be required to add Works Cited pages to your research papers. This Works Cited page is sometimes called a References page or a Bibliography. It lists the resources (books, journal articles, media) from which you've drawn others' thoughts that you have incorporated into your paper. At NYIT, you'll be asked to format your Works Cited pages according to a specific style, e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, etc. These tools greatly simplify doing so.

Documenting Your Sources

These Web-based tools offer fill-in-the-blank solutions or models/sample pages/sample formatting for correct citation, footnote and References page formatting: i.e., fill in blanks with author name, book or article title, date of publication, etc.; then  click a Submit button and see your citation generated in precisely correct style (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.) and, with some tools, placed in correct alphabetical order on a References page, which might also be headed Works Cited page or Bibliography.


Online Fill-in-the-Blank Solutions (Bibliography Generators)

Citation Machine (Free, Web-based, no login required)
KnightCite (Free, Web-based, no login required)
RefWorks This very robust citation and resource management tool does far more than just help with formatting. Establish your login ON CAMPUS.


In-Depth Formatting/Style Discussion and Guidance

Research and Documentation ONLINE
The OWL at Purdue
(Online Writing Lab) (Excellent for SAMPLE papers, references, etc.)


Find additional formatting and citation tools HERE (Tool links on NYIT Library website.)


The NYIT Writing Center (Old Westbury, Manhattan): Get help with all aspects of writing. More info HERE.

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