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RefWorks, Citing & Writing: Citing & Writing

What is a DOI?

Some citation styles ask for a DOI or digitial object identifier.  Information on finding DOIs is available in the handout listed below. 

Need to quickly cite a journal article or book?

Citation Generators can create citations in some of the more common citation styles like MLA, APA or Chicago styles.  If you do not need to cite very many resources, you might want to use a citation generator from the Libraries' One Stop SearchGoogle Scholar and databases like EBSCOhost and ProQuest can generate citations in some common styles like APA, MLA, or Chicago style.  BibMe is free citation generator that can generate a citation in APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian and many other styles.  

For more information see the examples listed on the Citation Generators subject guide.  

You should always check to make sure that the generated citation matches the requirements of the style used. 

USE THE INFORMATION GENERATED AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR CITATION ONLY.  YOU NEED TO CHECK NAMES, CAPITALIZATION, JOURNAL NAMES (AND ABBREVIATIONS IF NECESSARY). 

RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based content management software available to all University of Manitoba students, staff, faculty and alumni.

References can be automatically downloaded from library databases and library catalogues into your own private database. 

RefWorks also includes RefSharewhich provides RefWorks users with a way to share research information and enhance collaborative research.  Users can share RefWorks references with members of their own institution and globally with any researcher having Internet access. 

 
IMPORTANT announcement for all RefWorks users:
On May 14 2015 all Refworks accounts for the University of Manitoba migrated to RefWorks’ main servers based in the United States.  All of your references, folders, attachments, and shares will be fully intact.  For additional information please visit the following page:  RefWorks Migration FAQ

Other Tools for Managing References

Other popular tools and software for storing articles and citations/references and for creating bibliographies or reference lists:

Styles by Discipline

Reference Style

Discipline

APA (American Psychological Association)

Social sciences such as psychology

MLA (Modern Language Association)

Liberal arts and humanities

Chicago

Humanities and social sciences

Turabian (similar to Chicago)

Arts and history

AMA (American Medical Association)

Medical sciences

ACS (American Chemical Society)

Chemistry

AIP (American Institute of Physics)

Physics

Help with Specific Styles

Citing Government Documents

Writing Guides for Theses/Dissertations

Suggestions for Writing Theses and Dissertations (University of Manitoba Libraries)

Ask a Librarian

Writing Tutors

Need help with writing papers? Visit the Academic Learning Centre located in 201 Tier Building, book your appointment online, or call 480-1481.