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If the words: "Works Cited" or "Reference List" strike fear into your heart, please try to relax. Writing a Reference List or Bibliography (APA does not call it a "Works Cited.") for your research paper, project, or PowerPoint is a relatively straightforward task if you follow the guidelines below:
DON'T worry about writing your Works Cited/Reference List until you have the rough draft of your paper or other project completed. A list of sources without a project serves no purpose, so concentrate on content and writing FIRST.
DO make sure you have all the information you need. That means either writing down the following information you need for a citation or printing off the references that you find in the GALILEO databases and GIL-Find or on the web.
Here is a table that shows the information you will need for a Works Cited/Reference List/Bibliography:
|Reference List/Bibliography Information|
|Chapters, Articles, or Essays in Books||Author of the Chapter, Article, or Essay|
|Title of the Chapter, Article, or Essay|
|Name of the Book's Editor or Compiler|
|Title of the Book|
|Volume (if a multivolume set.)|
|In addition, any references from GALILEO need the following...|
|ALL ARTICLES found on GALILEO/library databases||Retrieved Date of Last Access|
|Name of database|
|DOI (a relatively short, numeric URL), persistent URL (for Project Muse or JSTOR), or permalink (a long URL for when all else fails)|
Due to the consolidation, library databases offers a gateway to academic journal, publisher sites that are NOT part of GALILEO. You will often find your way to these via the Find It button. Articles from these journals are scholarly and high quality, but they count as web resources for works citeds or reference lists. To learn more about these resources visit You Know You're not in GALILEO When...