Different disciplines use different documentation styles. (See list of examples below or consult our printed style manuals, located at the Snell Library Reference Desk.)
Consult your instructor or publisher if you are not sure which one to use.
Yes! Both EndNote (provided by the University) and RefWorks (provided by the University Libraries) are licensed for use by current NU faculty, staff, and students. Both of these programs 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.