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PHIL 202 History of Modern Philosophy (Peterman): Avoiding Plaigiarism and Citing Your Work

Best practices for citing on Web pages

1. Keep good track of your sources. Zotero is a great reference manager (you can get set up here), but you can also make a simple spreadsheet, like this example. 

2. Citation is important, a webpage is still an academic piece of writing.  Chicago and MLA are typically used for writing philosophy. For easy to use guidelines:  Chicago Manual of Style Online, or MLA Style Guide from the University of Wisconsin. 

How the library can help

Citing your work is more than just making a bibliography! This page contains tools that will save you time, keep you organized, and provide a necessary back-up for the work you've done. 

Citation managers like RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero help you track and organize your citations, so that when you're writing your paper, you can easily cite your sources. Citation managers also help you insert citations, create endnotes and bibliographies. 

Need more help formatting or using citations? The River Campus Libraries and the Writing, Speaking and Argument Center can help. Whether you need a quick help sheet, or an appointment with a writing consultant, there are many resources available. 

Citation Managers

Writing and Citing Help at UR

There are many resources for help with writing on campus. 

For some easy to use guides to citing in MLA, APA and other popular citation styles, try Wisconsin's Writing Center 

The Writing, Speaking and Argument Center can help you at any stage of writing: