EasyBib is a web-based program that creates citations for your resources in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. It is an easy to use, fill-in form that will enable you to quickly put together a bibliography of your citations.
More sophisticated than EasyBib, RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows you to collect and organize citations, format papers, and create bibliographies. RefWorks allows you to create bibliographies in individual journal styles, as well as Chicago, MLA, and APA.
You may open multiple RefWorks accounts so that you can easily share citations with other students for group projects or lab research.
Reports of research and its findings are not considered valid and legitimate unless the researcher documents the resources and methods used to conduct that research. For a scientist, this entails a detailed account of the materials and methodology used in the lab or the field. It could mean including copies of surveys, questionnaires, observations, or other methods used to gather information. For any researcher using verbal or graphic materials - print, websites, film, photographic, microfiche, etc. - it means indicating exactly what materials were used and what information came from which source.
The purpose of this documentation is to allow other persons interested in the subject of the research to verify information or to carry the inquiry further. Accurately and completely documenting the sources of information used in a research report or article is therefore essential to the scholarly conversation.
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