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Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical

What is a Citation?

What is a citation?
A citation...

  • describes a book, journal article, website, or other published item.
  • gives credit to the originator of an idea, thus preventing plagiarism.
  • enables the reader to retrieve the item you refer to.
  • includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date.

What is plagiarism?
The following resource will give you a basic overview of what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it. Plagiarism Tutorial

Tools For Citing Your Sources

Untitled Document Landmarks Citation Machine
Choose the appropriate style (APA, MLA, etc.) and fill in the forms to create citations for any format.

EndNote is a very sophisticated citation manager that offers the largest number of citation formats and options. The files reside on the computer which does not make it dependent on an internet connection; it does offer a basic but less functional Web based option.



The new RefWorks is a premier reference management service that supports the needs of     students, faculty and librarians. With a refined user experience, full-text management, collaboration     and other features you’d expect from a reference management solution, RefWorks enables students     and faculty to have a more efficient and reliable process for producing the best research papers and     grants. Libraries are able to offer this powerful service and have full administrative controls and     analytics that provide a consistent source of patron and content usage.