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Library Basics - Online Edition

Need to find resources for your paper or project? Here's a quick guide that will introduce you to some of the basic resources that you can use for your paper or project. This Online Edition focuses on just the resources that the library provides online.

When using the catalog, you may find a book or another resource that you want to cite in your paper or project.  You can, of course, figure things out by yourself. However, the catalog does provide a tool that can make citing things easier.  It's its Cite feature.  To use it, do the following:

  • Click on the title of the book or other resource that you want to get a citation to
  • On the right side of the screen, look under the item's name and find the Cite button and then click it: Cite button
  • A screen will pop up that will have a drop down that allows you to choose a citation that you want use:Catalog's Copy a citation drop down menu
  • After choose your style, the citation will be given. Just copy the citation into your document:Citation in MLA example from Catalog
  • One thing to be aware of is that this feature isn't always 100% accurate. So, check with style guide to see if everything is appearing in the citation correctly. Check with your professor if you have any questions.