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School Counseling: Citing Sources

Organizes and lists books, articles, journal databases, websites, RSS feeds, and more -- all supportive of research in school counseling.

About Formatting Tools

Cite Sources to Avoid Plagiarism 

The NYIT School of Education requires that you format your references in APA style.

Thus, you'll be required to add a Works Cited page at the end of your research paper. (In MLA style, this page is called a References page. In other styles, it may be called a Bibliography.)  

The Works Cited page lists, correctly formatted in APA, the resources (books, journal articles, media, etc.) from which you've obtained others' thoughts that you have then incorporated within your paper. 

The tools and resources presented here greatly simplify correctly formatting a Works Cited page -- and the resources listed on it. (Keep in mind, also, that many databases do citation formatting for you. You simply need to locate and use their CITE tools.)

Help with Documenting Your Sources

These Web-based tools offer fill-in-the-blank solutions for correct 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 correct APA style. Caution:  These tools offer formatting style options (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.). Be sure to select APA, the style required by the NYIT School of Education.

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

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

In-Depth Formatting/Style Discussion & Guidance (with Models)

Research and Documentation ONLINE
The OWL at Purdue
(Online Writing Lab)

Find additional formatting and citation tools HERE.

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


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