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Technical English - ESLI-595: Citing Sources

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There are so many citation styles, how do you decide which one to use? There are two ways. First, ask your professor which style s/he prefers. If your professor has no preference, employ the second method: decide by discipline.

Generate Citations with RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager. It is provided and supported by NYIT Libraries for use by all students, faculty and staff. Using RefWorks, you can:

  • Import and store citations found in Library databases or other sources
  • Organize your citations into folders & access them via the Internet
  • Generate a reference list formatted in any citation style
  • Insert in-text citations as you write your paper
  • Share reference lists with classmates or others in a group, anywhere
  • and more!

Citation Styles by Discipline

  • APA: Psychology, education, and the social sciences. 
  • MLA: Humanities, arts, and literature. 
  • AMA: Biological sciences, medical sciences, and health sciences. 
  • Turabian: Multidisciplinary, designed for use by college students. 
  • Chicago: For "real-world" subject matter appearing in non-scholarly publications, e.g., magazines, newspapers, popular books, etc.
  • IEEE: Engineering. 


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