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Citation Help

Mason Library has numerous resources to help create and/or store citations, organize your research, build bibliographies and footnotes, avoid plagiarism, and more. Your professor will tell you if she or he prefers a particular citation style.


RefWorks Citing and Writing Guide


RefWorks  is a “reference manager” that helps you store and organize citations, create bibliographies with just a few clicks, add citations to your documents, and change citation style as needed. To login to RefWorks, choose “login from my institution.” First time users must provide a Johns Hopkins email address and fill out a short form. For subsequent logins, choosing “login from my institution” will lead you to the familiar JHED login screen. See the RefWorks Guide for more information.

Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago is one of many guides to style, usage, and grammar. Chicago-style citations come in two varieties: (1) author-date and (2) notes and bibliography. The latter is particularly useful if you plan to use footnotes in your paper. The Chicago Quick Guide gives sample citations for various type of resources.
Have a question about citing sources or citation styles? Ask a Librarian.