When you write a research paper or report you need to include a bibliography or a list of the books, articles, or other publications that you used in your research. This lets your readers know that what you write is based on established research, that you didn't just make it up. And it helps any readers who want to retrace your steps or recreate your work.
Many guides are available to help students format citations for bibliographies and notes. These guides are called STYLE MANUALS. Use the style manual recommended by your professor.
If author is mentioned in sentence: Indicate year of publication only in parentheses following the author's name.
Two individual authors: Include the last name of each author.
Three or more individual authors:
The first author’s name is given, followed by “et al.” (no italics) and the year.
Multiple works produced by the same author(s) in the same year:
A citation management tool available as part of our Web of Science (WoS) subscription. To use EndNote Web, connect to Web of Science and look for the My EndNote Web link near the top of the screen. You'll need to create a personal account in WoS to use EndNote Web. Tutorials are available.
A free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.
A gide to using Zotero to collect, organize, and cite your sources.