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Information Ethics: Cite Your Sources

Citation Styles

The following citation styles are the most popular and most used at SPU. Click the links below to learn more about citing sources in each style.


Ebsco citation reference Export Manager, showing Direct Export to RefWorks circledRefWorks is a tool for managing all your citations.

  • Organize citations into folders by class or topic.
  • Automatically create formatted references lists.
  • Use within Word to create formatted in-text citations.

Learn more by watching tutorials, viewing the 

RefWorks libguide, or visiting the RefWorks Support Center online.

*For SPU users transitioning to the RefWorks 3.0 platform from the Legacy version, refer to these step-by-step instructions [PDF] to get started creating your account and importing your Legacy records.

You can export citations from many databases into RefWorks.  Just look for an "Export" link.

  • Even using RefWorks, you will need to verify the citation against official APA style sources, as citations ARE OFTEN formatted incorrectly.

Ask a Librarian

Need help citing sources? Chat with a SPU librarian during reference hours.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.