One of the most important skills to learn in college is how to collect and properly cite references to sources used in one's academic work. Plough Library offers help to aid students and faculty in managing citations, through the Citing Sources guide and RefWorks.

Citing Sources Guide

Plough Library's Citing Sources guide explains the why and how of citation creation and management. It covers MLA, APA, and Turabian styles, including links to tutorials, videos and quizzes for each style, as well as examples of citations for commonly cited item types.


RefWorks is a powerful citation management tool available to all CBU faculty, staff, and students. You can use it to organize your research and generate bibliographies in APA, MLA, Turabian, and hundreds of other citation styles. RefWorks also offers add-ons for Microsoft Word and Google Docs that allow you to insert references as you write a document! Students have life-long access and may continue to use it as alumni.