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Citation & Writing Help

When you are writing research or other types of papers, it is important to give credit to books, journal articles, web sites and other sources of information you used to create your paper. If you fail to cite the sources you used, it is considered plagiarism. Citing your sources also allows someone reading your paper to locate additional information related to your topic.

The resources below are tools to help you create and manage your citations.

NoodleTools: allows you to create a personal account and save citations and create a whole Works Cited page. Account must be set up on campus before it's accessible from home. For more information, see this LibGuide on NoodleTools.

EndNote Web: an online citation tool. It is designed for both novice and advanced researchers who need to manage their bibliographic references. EndNote Web allows you to create an online library to store your references.

Citing Social Media in MLA and APA

Writing Help

Online Writing Lab (OWL) for UW Colleges offers MLA and APA documentation information as well as general writing help.

Writing Center at UW Madison has citation guides for APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA and more.

Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) - a renowned writing and citation help center.

Writing in College by the Univ of Chicago is intended to help first and second year students write effective papers in the Humanities and Social Sciences.