Instructional Design and Technology: Citing & Writing Help

Useful Resources for Research in Instructional Design and Technology

APA Resources

See also APA Style, which includes Quick Answers--References (guidelines for websites, e-books, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, more), a searchable blog, Basics of APA Style video, and other help, supplemental materials, and corrections to the 6th edition, July 2009 printing. The following may be of help, but always verify with the latest edition of the official style manual.

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Citation Management

EndNote X8EndNote citation management software is available on the library's public computers. Students, faculty, and staff who wish to install the program at home can do so from the EndNote Download guide link provided below. The guide includes:

  • detailed instructions for Windows, Mac, and iPad
  • tutorials and help
  • information about free EndNote Web
  • and more

Always verify output with the latest edition of official style manuals.

  • NoodleBib Express was among the most accurate of free citation builders tested in 2011 by H. F. Chang, Oklahoma State Univ. Library
  • Mendeley and Zotero are citation management programs like EndNote and offer storage, organizational, and sharing options

Do you need to cite a source but lack complete information or aren't sure where you found something? Try searching all you do have (author? title? a source name?) in Google Scholar. If that doesn't help, contact us.

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The Right Thing to Do

Citing sources is an important part of academic culture -- you're building on the contributions of others while seeking new discoveries, knowledge, and understanding.

  • Always cite sources when you use someone else's ideas or work
  • Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism, a violation of UHCL's Academic Honesty Policy, even if done unintentionally

UHCL Writing Center

Help for Avoiding Plagiarism & more...

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