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REC 121: Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Services: Documenting your sources

Should I cite?

Should I cite flowchart

Flowchart used with permission of Cardiff University Library.

Citation Styles

Any information you use that comes from another source has to be properly cited. The following provide assistance in how to cite and how to avoid plagiarism.

A Writer's Reference, 7th Edition
POR and GOR Reference PE1408 .H2778 2011 
Includes sections on composing and revising, design, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, writing, and documentation. Research and Documentation Online (link below) includes online help.

Looking for a shortcut?

Many of our databases provide you with help formatting your citations according to APA or other citation styles. 

In the EBSCO databases (CINAHL, Medline, PsycInfo), when you print, email, or save your citations, you can change the setting from the default "standard field format" to "citation format", and then choose the style you want.

Citation Tools

  • Son of Citation Machine  
    (Beginning-level / APA, MLA)
  • RefWorks
    a web-based citation management tool that helps you share and organize citations as well as quickly generate bibliographies and insert citations into papers. 
  • Zotero 
    (an open-source Firefox extension)