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REL3370: Myth and Cosmology Research Guide: Citing Sources

This research guide is intended for Dr. Mikles' Religion Class

About this page

After you've finished your research, you'll need to create a bibliography of the research sources you used.

This page contains links to websites that will help you correctly format your citations in APA or MLA style. It also has some information about using a citation manager, such as Refworks or EndNote. Finally, you can find a variety of options for getting more citation and writing help on campus.

Using a citation manager

Got a lot of resources to enter in your works cited list? Want to save time, energy, and stress? Try a citation manager software program.

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager available (for FREE!) to the campus community via the Library website. RefWorks will help you:

  • Export information about your resources directly from databases or import information from other sources
  • Organize your resources by class, assignment, or any other way you want
  • Automatically generate works cited lists and bibliographies in a variety of styles
  • And, if you're a real Refworks whiz, add formatted in-line citations to your paper while you write (using the Write-N-Cite tool)

The Library teaches workshops throughout the semester on using RefWorks. You can also schedule an hour-long Individual Research Consultation to have a librarian give you some one-on-one RefWorks pointers.

Getting more help...

If you have specific questions about citing your sources, writing tips, or help with editing, you can go to the following places on campus for more assistance.

Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

Get in-person tutoring at the Student Learning Assistance Center, or SLAC, located on the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Check the website for hours and availability.

SLAC also maintains good handout page for quick reference.

Texas State University Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of ASB North. You can get help with all types of writing, including papers, essays, and resumes.

The Writing Center offers in-person and online tutoring (check their website for more information). 

Round Rock patrons can seek assistance from the Round Rock Writing Center.