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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.

"How to" examples

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