It is important to provide correct citation to the sources used in preparing a document. Citations provides readers the information they may need review the source of the information utilized in the document. Providing proper attributions to original authors helps in maintaining academic honesty.
Verify from the instructor what citation style to use such as: APA style (the social sciences); MLA style (languages and literature) and Chicago & Turabian Style (used in history and many other disciplines).
This guide provides details on how to prepare your citations. It covers all citation formats
Citation Management Tools:
There are many citation management software that can be used to store, organize, and format citations for papers and generate bibliographies in all styles including APA, MLA and others. The UD Library has a subscription to the RefWorks, but the library has staff to help with using most of the other citation managers like EndNote Online, Zotero, and Mendeley. For information about setting up your account and using RefWorks, consult RefWorks @ the University of Delaware.
Citation Information from Database:
Most databases will provide you with information on how to cite content. Look for links on how to cite the content from each database, or at the bottom of the document.