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Help for Research

It is important to cite your sources, this shows readers that you have referred to someone else's thoughts, writings, ideas, or works. You should cite information that is taken from other sources even if you summarized or wrote the idea in your own words. For additional help on citations, ask Amber (731-661-5058) or Savannah (731-661-6544) on the Jackson campus or set up a research coach appointment.

Additional Help with Citing Sources


RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Note to users: Remember when using RefWorks, you have ultimate responsibility for the projects and bibliographies created. You will want to proofread all documents to determine the accuracy of the spelling, capitalization and general formatting.  Take a look at the style manual you are using and compare your bibliography and notes to the examples in the style manual.

Getting started with RefWorks is easy. Just go to

MLA Style Guide

The MLA or Modern Language Association citation style is used mainly by the English, language, and humanities. The MLA handbook gives guidelines on citing sources both in text and in a works cited page. Check with your professor for specific citation criteria they may have in addition to the MLA style guidelines.

APA Publication Manual

The APA citation style is used mainly in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. Check with your professor to see which edition you should use as both editions are being used.