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When using online resources, be sure to record as much information as possible including the date you accessed the site, any authors, and the precise URL. If you are referencing a scientific article found online (ie through Google) it is best to figure out where it was originally published and record your citation from the original source.
To keep up with references and appropriately cite them in papers and bibliographies, consider one of these tools. Each will copy article, book and other citations from databases into a single location that you can manage. Style options include CSE, APA, MLA, Chicago and many others.
Export and format references from databases and store them on your own computer. Learn more.
Download the EndNote client from the University ITS Software Site Licensing page. Login is required.
Store your references on the Internet (so you can access them from anywhere), insert citations while you write your paper, and easily format your bibliography. Brief tutorials are available on RefWorks' website. Create your own RefWorks account by clicking "Sign up for an Individual Account."
A free Firefox extension with many of the same features as RefWorks and EndNote, plus other features you might find useful.
A free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research in your field. It helps for storing a large number of PDF files.
Publishing & Copyright
An Institutional Repository of University of Rochester
Know your rights as an author. A useful guide from Weill Cornell Medical College
Copyright & Fair Use
Know your rights when you are going to use works created by other authors. A guide from Stanford University Libraries