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Earth Systems Science 100 (O'Day)

Environmental Chemistry in Natural Sciences

To Cite or Not to Cite?

Use this decision tree to determine when you need to cite.

graphic - What needs to be cited?

* graphic from the UCSD's Social Sciences and Humanities Library

Resources

RefWorks

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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.

Citation Generators

Citation generators are citation tools that are not as robust as citation managers, but they are fast to use for creating citations and bibliographies. Make sure to double-check the citations these tools generate; while using these can save you time, they are not perfect.