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Citing Sources & RefWorks: Citation Basics

Creating Citations

Create a citation in TechCat and most databases:
  • Look for the "cite/export" tool
  • Select the appropriate citation style to create the reference (may appear in a pop-up box)
  • Copy and paste it into your Word document - you may have to create a hanging indent
  • Check the citation for accuracy 
Create a hanging indent after pasting a citation into a Word Doc:
  • place cursor in front of second line of copied citation      
  • move bottom triangle on ruler (select "ruler" under "View" tab in MS Word)
  • position triangle where you want indent to start - text will be moved

Citation Assistants - Basic

These tools help you create citations to copy and paste into a Word document. Note that your citations will not be saved in these free citation generators.

Citation Tools

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography is not the same as compiling a Reference List or Works Cited page at the end of a research paper. The links below include the "basics" to help you create an annotated bibliography.

General Resources

Need help? Contact the library at 248.204.3000 or email