Citing your sources is important for giving credit to the work of others and avoidingplagiarism.
In the world of academia (and beyond), proper attribution of sources also demonstrates how you are engaging and adding to the existing body of knowledge. By citing your sources, you are entering into the scholarly conversation.
Questions or concerns about citations? Please contact your course librarian (Allegra), or the Scripps Writing Center.
For this class, you are encouraged to use MLA Style. Here you can find information on how to cite in MLA Style:
Tools to Manage Your Research -- RefWorks & Zotero
Both Zotero and RefWorks allow you to keep citations, full text articles, and other research resources organized in one place. You can also use these tools to format your bibliographies and the notes/citations in your papers according to the appropriate style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).
Mac users sometimes have trouble finding their Word plug-in. the Word plug-in lives in different places depending on their Mac Operating System (OS). For most Macs 2008 and older it live in their Apple script menu. You can read and see more here.
The Library offers workshops on how to use both of these "bibliographic management" tools, as well as on EndNote, a similar application that you purchase and install on your computer.
RefWorks is web-based. You can access it and create an account from any computer connected to the internet. RefWorks is free to current students of The Claremont Colleges.
For more information about these tools, or about workshops, check the Library Web page under Upcoming Workshops and Events.