Different disciplines use different documentation styles.
Consult your instructor or publisher if you are not sure which one to use.
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.
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, therefore they can read or judge them for themselves.