The Right Thing to Do
Citing sources is an important part of academic culture -- you're building on the contribututions 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, which violates UHCL's Academic Honesty Policy, even if done unintentionally.
EndNote citation management software is available on the library's public computers. Students, faculty, and staff who wish to install and use EndNote at home can download the program by clicking on the EndNote X7 link below and entering their library barcode number and last name to authenticate.
Some Free Online Citation Builders
Always verify output with the latest edition of official style manuals.
- NoodleBib Express was among the most accurate of free builders tested in 2011 by H. F. Chang, Oklahoma State University Library
- Mendeley and Zotero are citation manager programs like EndNote and offer storage, organizational, and sharing options
UHCL Writing Center
If You're Missing Citation Information
Do you need to cite a source but lack complete information or aren't sure where you found something? Try searching what you do have (author? title? a source name? a date?) in Google Scholar. If that doesn't help, contact us.