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Locating and Using Agricultural Resources: Citing Sources

This guide is to help locate agricultural resources, including databases, datasets, and historical archival material, reports, publications, and data.

Citation Formats

Different citation formats are used by different academic disciplines.  Professors will often require a particular format, but if they have no preference these guidelines may be helpful:

  • APA - psychology, education, and other social sciences
  • MLA - literature, arts, and humanities
  • Turabian - designed for college students to use with all subjects
  • Chicago - used with all subjects in the "real world" by books, magazines, newspapers and other non-scholarly publications

Citation Styles & Disciplines

Each discipline has a preferred citation style.  Various websites point to the desired citation style for each discipline.

RefWorks

RefWorks logo

RefWorks is a citation management software tool available to UC Merced students, faculty and staff. RefWorks helps you ...

  • manage your research materials.
  • create bibliographies.
  • generate in-text citations. (Word, Google Docs)
  • annotate articles.
  • share references / documents with others.

See information on the new RefWorks interface.

More Citation Tools

Create Citations

Academic Search Complete (ASC)

  • Check mark articles.
  • Click on the Folder icon (upper right) to view the items.
  • Select the articles in your folder. Save or email.
  • Select the citation style. APA is available.

 Melvyl

  • Go to a record for an item.
  • Click on "Cite/Export".
  • Select citation style.  APA is available.

Easy Bib Infographic - Understanding Plagiarism

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Tutorials

   How to Avoid Plagiarism: What is Plagiarism?  [ flash ]
Watch this entertaining set of movies to gain an understanding of plagiarism and how to best avoid risking your academic integrity.
By the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers.
 
How to Avoid Plagiarism: Real Life Examples  [ flash ]
Watch this entertaining set of movies to gain an understanding of plagiarism and how to best avoid risking your academic integrity.
By the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers.
 
How to Avoid Plagiarism: The Cite is Right Quiz Show  [ flash ]
Watch this entertaining set of movies to gain an understanding of plagiarism and how to best avoid risking your academic integrity.
By the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers.
 
Preventing Plagiarism: Keepin' it Real  [ flash ]
This tutorial uses talking avatars and graphics to explain the pitfalls of plagiarism.
Created by Alanna Aiko Moore, Alice Perez, Gayatri Singh and Marlo Young at UC San Diego's Social Science & Humanities Library.