Citing Sources

For your bibliography, you will need to include information about the sources you have used for researching your paper.  Use this research guide on citing sources to view examples from different style manuals of formats for sources.  You should check with your professor about what style is required for the class.  

The library also offers a resource to help you manage your citations - RefWorks.

RefWorks is a web-based citation management service. You can: access RefWorks from any computer with Internet access (on and off campus); create a personal database online; import references from multiple databases; organize and manage references; share references; and format bibliographies and manuscripts.

To get you started, please review the following:

  • RefWorks quickstart guide
  • RefWorks FAQ
  • List of databases that are compatible with RefWorks.
  • Links to download Write-N-Cite and RefGrab-It are in the Tools section of your RefWorks account.
  • Log in to RefWorks

If you are off campus, you need to enter FSU's group code first before creating your account or logging into your account. To get your FSU group code please contact the Reference Desk at 508.626.4654 or email

Any questions? Please email Millie Gonzalez, Digital Services Librarian, or contact the Reference Librarians at 508.626.4653.

For questions on fair use and copyright, refer to the research guide for faculty.