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Bentley Library Orientation: Getting to Know the Bentley Library

Get to know the Bentley Library through this general introduction to our resources & services.

Why Do We Cite?

To use the ideas or words of another person without crediting the source is plagiarism, which is a violation of Bentley University's Academic Integrity Policy. Detailed information about the Bentley Honor Code and Academic Integrity polices can be found in the Student Handbook and Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs (links listed below). 

Whether you are writing a paper, compiling a business plan or creating a PowerPoint presentation, it is vital that you properly cite the information that you have used. Information from books, periodicals, online databases, websites, etc. should be cited according to the guidelines of your discipline (usually MLA or APA) or those of your professor.

Citing Sources: Style Guides & Examples

Check the following Bentley Library research guides for information and examples of how to cite your sources.‚Äč

EndNote citation tool

EndNote is a tool for creating bibliographies and formatting research papers in the citation style of your choice (eg. APA, MLA). It also allows you to easily organize and keep track of your references. Check our EndNote Guide

Additionally, many of our library databases such as Proquest and Ebsco will generate a citation or a list of citations during your search session. Just look for the "cite this" or "cite this article" options when viewing a single citation or a list of marked citations.

Bentley Writing Center & ESOL Center