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Astronomy, Astrobiology and Space Travel: Citing Sources

NYIT Library resources supportive of research in the subject fields indicated by this Guide's title.

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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, websites, etc.) 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 for correct citation, footnote and References page formatting. You fill in blanks with author name, book or article title, date of publication, etc., then click a Submit button to see your citation generated in precisely correct style (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.) instantly ready for copying and pasting into your References list. Some tools, e.g., RefWorks, go a step further and place these citations in correct alphabetical order for you.

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)

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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