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Citations & Bibliographies

How do I cite?

Different disciplines use different documentation styles.

Consult your instructor or publisher if you are not sure which one to use.

Is there software to help manage my citations?

Yes! Both EndNote and RefWorks are licensed for use by current NU faculty, staff, and students. Either program can help you collect and manage your references, and auto-format citations and bibliographies in your papers.

Frequently Used Style Guides

Why do I need to cite?

Using footnotes, bibliographies, and similar strategies serves two main purposes:

1. It gives credit to the person who created the idea.

2. It allows your readers to locate the sources you used, so they can read or judge them for themselves.