GO 100: People, Places and Environments

This guide is designed to help you locate resources for topics discussed in GO 100, People, Places & Environments

Cite Your Sources

Citation is your indication that certain material in your work came from another source. It also provides readers with the information necessary to find that source again. Giving credit to the original author by citing sources is the only way to use other people's work without plagiarizing.

The following situations almost always require citation:

  • quotation
  • paraphrasing
  • use of an idea not your own
  • specific reference to the work of another
  • use of someone else's work to develop your own ideas

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Style Guides

A citation serves two main purposes: it gives credit to the author, artist, or creator, and it allows your reader to find the book, article, or photogragh.

A style guide shows you how to format your foot notes, bibliographies, or works cited lists.

Citation style manuals are available at the Reference Desk. Click here for more information!

Academic Writer (APA Style Guide)

Master the art of scholarly writing with Academic Writer! Features include:

APA 7th Edition Paper Template (Template by Kathryn L. Lubniewski, Ed.D. Monmouth University)

Citation Help

Citation Help

Here are some great resources to help with proper citation styles:

For detailed information on how to use NoodleTools, please see the library's NoodleTools Research & Citation Manager research guide.

Zotero also offers a citation generator called ZoteroBib - see box on this page for details!

Monmouth University Library Tutorial on Plagiarism

Complete the plagiarism tutorial below and you'll be an expert in less than ten minutes!


Locating & Using DOI information

Locating & Using DOI Information

What is a DOI?

  • A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a stable (permanent) URL that is linked to the specific document and cannot be changed.

Why do I need one?

  • Most citation formats now require DOI information.

Why are DOIs necessary?

  • Many online resources appear on multiple websites and databases. A DOI is linked permanently to a specific document and cannot be changed.

NOTE: You may not always see the DOI information for a resource in its reference information, but you can look it up using the Crossref information base

Sources: Crossref, Scribbr, The DOI Foundation