Go to the source for accurate style information. Copies are available online, in Reference, and in the Main Collection. Stop at the Reference Desk for assistance.
Many databases offer a "Cite" tool. Use these a starting point for building your References page; however, as these are often inaccurate, verify provided citations by checking them against a writers' manual or style guide.
1. Be familiar with UW-System and UWW policies regarding academic misconduct:
2. Keep track of all sources that you use while gathering resources, including print and online. Consider using Citation Management Software such as EndNote Web, Zotero, or other online tools for assistance.
3. Review writing techniques for referencing others' ideas in your writing, while giving due credit:
4. Make an appointment with the tutors at the UW-Whitewater Writing Center / Campus Tutorial Services or sign up for a workshop. Cybertutoring is available for distance students.