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Physics: Cite Sources

Physics

Research & Citiation Help

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RefWorks

You can easily compile and format your citations using RefWorks. Tutt Library offers the following online guides:

Tutorials (flash and pdf)

Database Saves

Write-n-Cite

FAQs

Feel free to contact the Reference Desk, Writing Center, or your library liaison for help.

Understanding Citations

In your research, you will need to understand how to interpret the citations you find in indexes and bibliographies, as well as how to cite sources in your own bibliographies.


Interpreting Citations

A citation is a reference to a source of information. It should include enough identifying information, including such information as the author, title, and source, so that a reader can locate a copy of the item. Citations may reference any type of information including: 

  • Book 
  • Essay or chapter in a book 
  • Journal article 
  • Magazine article 
  • Newspaper article
  • NSU MARP or practicum 
  • Conference proceeding 
  • Dissertation 
  • Internet document 
  • ERIC ED document
  • Government document 
  • Speech 
  • Radio or television broadcast 
  • Video or movie

Book Citation

Sample of a book citation
 

HINT: When trying to determine whether the library owns a book, check TIGER by searching for the author or title. 


Magazine Article Citation

Sample of a magazine article citation

HINT: When trying to determine whether the library owns a magazine, check Find Journals by searching for the title of the magazine rather than using the title of the article. 


Journal Article Citation

Sample of a journal article citation

HINT: When trying to determine whether the library owns a journal, check TIGER by searching for the title of the journal rather than using the title of the article. 


ERIC ED Document Citation

Sample of an ERIC ED document citation

HINT: For information on locating ERIC Documents (EDs), visit the ERIC website or EBSCO's Education Source database. 


Use the Cite Feature

Many databases have a "cite button" that will give you citation information. 

EbscoHost Databases:

JSTOR:

Style Guide

Publication Manual of the American Pyschological Association 

BF76.7 .P83 2010

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