The Right Thing to Do
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. Citing sources is an important part of academic culture -- you're building on the contributions of others while seeking new discoveries, knowledge, and understanding.
EndNote bibliographic 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.
If you're using Wi-Fi on campus, you must be logged in to the UHCLPrivate network.
Some Free Online Citation Builders
Always verify output with the latest edition of official style manuals.
NoodleBib Express and EasyBib were the most accurate of eight open source citation generators tested in 2011 by H. F. Chang, Oklahoma State University Library. DocsCite was not included in the study.
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.