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Two additional commonly used citation styles are ASA (Social Sciences) andAPSA (Social Sciences)
5. Does all information I include need to be to cited?
Some facts and information that can be considered as known by a majority of the general population are referred to as common knowledge and do not need to be cited.Examples of common knowledge include: Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the Moon orbits the Earth
If you ever have any questions, about whether you should cite something, please consult your faculty or a research librarian, or remember the safe rule is “when in doubt, cite.”
6. What is Zotero? How can it help me with citations?
Zotero is a free online tool to collect, organize, and share your information sources
Zotero also allows you to create citations within a paper and works-cited or bibliography pages using all of the main style guides
Check out this short video on how to get started with Zotero
ZBib is also a freely available tool from Zotero to create single citations
7. What is copyright?
Copyright is legal protection for textual, pictorial, and other creative works, giving creators the right to benefit from their works and the exclusive legal right to copy--or reproduce--literary or artistic works
Your own creative and scholarly work is also protected by copyright
More information about copyright and your rights as a creator, are available at: