Welcome to the Cal State East Bay's guide to citation and plagiarism!
Below are the pages on specific citation styles and some of the disciplines with which they are associated. Be sure to find out what citation style is appropriate for your coursework from your instructor.
Not sure if the source you are trying to cite is a book, journal, newspaper article, or something else?
Properly citing sources
Cite your source whenever you are
Librarians are happy to help you with your citation questions.
You don't have to create all of your citations from scratch. Zotero is a tool that helps you create citations from online sources and insert them into your reference list/works cited page.
More information about this software can be found on this guide's Zotero page.
You can also use the libraries' website to get a jump start on citations. The short video below shows how to use the citation tool built into the libraries' website to generate citations.
Always review auto-generated citations to make sure the citation is both accurate and complete.