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Biography and Genealogy: Citing

Find biographical information on notable people and search for genealogy resources.

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RefWorks is a bibliography manager that allows you to create your own personal database of citations by importing references from text files or online databases.

You can use these references in writing your papers & automatically format the paper & the bibliography in seconds.

Contact Bobby Hollandsworth, RefWorks Coordinator (hollan4@clemson.edu; (864) 656-3118)

Standard Citation Formats

Researchers often follow Chicago citation style for documentation. Link to the latest (2010) edition here:

The American Political Science Association (APSA) has also published a brief style manual, based on the Chicago Manual, available from their website.

Automatic Citations

Many databases provide citations for the articles they list.  You must click first on the article title in the results list, then on Cite (in right side bar) to see examples you can copy & paste into your bibliography.  In JSTOR, click View Citation.

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  • JSTOR

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