When a professor asks you to "cite your sources", what's the point?
Well, citations serve three major roles in scholarly work:
In each case, it's important that you acknowledge the ways in which others' ideas contributed to your own. Otherwise, you run the risk of plagiarism.
If you incorporate or refer to others' theories, words, ideas or concepts in your paper, you must document each one using a citation.
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:
RefWorks is web-based, so there is no software to download and update. You can access your RefWorks account from any computer connected to the internet. It's free for all Saint Peter's students, faculty and staff.
New users must create an account and establish a username and password to start using RefWorks.
1. Visit https://refworks.proquest.com/signup/email/
2. Enter your Saint Peter's University email address as username and choose your preferred password to sign up.
3. Check your Saint Peter's University email for an "Account Activation" email from RefWorks. Click the activation link inside to activate your account.
For more information about using RefWorks, please check the video tutorial on the left or the User Guide on New RefWorks by ProQuest.
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