Documenting papers well and knowing the precise format for citing print and electronic resources demands attention. Check with your professor for the preferred bibliography style. It is likely that the requisite style will be that of the Modern Language Association (MLA). BC Libraries has its own guide to MLA citations: A Guide to MLA Style. It's possible that your instructor will require you to use Chicago Manual of Style. BC Libraries also has a guide for Chicago.
Other online guides for documenting papers include the following:
- RefWorks is a Web-based bibliographic citation management tool that assists users in creating personal collections of citations by easily importing references from databases. These references can then be inserted into papers and RefWorks will automatically format the footnotes and bibliography in numerous styles including MLA, Turabian and Chicago.
- RefWorks also has a utility called Write-N-Cite which allows Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer users to insert cited references directly into their manuscripts with the click of a button. The utility installs a Write-N-Cite icon on your desktop as well as an Add-in to your Word toolbar and a menu option under Tools for launching Write-N-Cite.