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UHCL Writing Center
UHCL Writing Center
Offers individual appointments, online tip sheets, and assistance with all kinds of writing projects
The Right Thing to Do
Citing sources is an important part of academic culture -- you're building on the contributions of others while seeking new discoveries, knowledge, and understanding.
- Always cite sources when you use someone else's ideas or work
- Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism, a violation of UHCL's Academic Honesty Policy, even if done unintentionally
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary research database in which results can by sorted by times cited; use Cited Reference search to find works that cite an earlier article or publication
EndNote citation management software is available on the library's public computers. Students, faculty, and staff who wish to install the program at home can do so from the EndNote Download guide link provided below. The guide includes:
- detailed instructions for Windows, Mac, and iPad
- tutorials and help
- information about free EndNote Web
- and more
Always verify output with the latest edition of official style manuals.
- NoodleBib (now NoodleTools) Express was among the most accurate of free citation builders tested in 2011 by H. F. Chang, Oklahoma State Univ. Library
- Mendeley and Zotero are free, downloadable citation management programs that offer storage, organizational, and sharing options
- All support APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian styles
Do you need to cite a source but lack complete information or aren't sure where you found something? Try searching all you do have (author? title? a source name?) in Google Scholar. If that doesn't help, contact us.
Help for Avoiding Plagiarism & more...
Style Guides & Resources
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
7th ed., Circulation-Reserve, Research Desk, and Pearland Reference BF76.7 .P83 2019
8th ed., Circulation-Reserve, Research Desk, and Pearland Service Desk LB2369 .G53 2016
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
3rd ed.; intended for graduate students, scholars, and faculty; Research Desk and Pearland Service Desk PN147 .G444 2008
Basic Legal Citation
An online guide to legal citation by Peter Martin, provided through the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute.
The Legal Research and Writing Handbook
5th ed.; Research Desk KF240 .Y45 2009
U.S. Government Printing Office - Style Manual by
Call Number: GP 1.23/4:ST 9/2008
Publication Date: 2009
Also cited as GPO Style Manual. Issued by the Public Printer under authority of Section 1105 of Title 44, United States Code. Designed to achieve uniform word and type treatment and economy of word use in the form and style of Government printing.
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