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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; (864) 656-3118)
Researchers often follow Chicago citation style for documentation. Link to the latest (2010) edition here:
The Chicago Manual of Style Online
The American Political Science Association (APSA) has also published a brief style manual, based on the Chicago Manual, available from their website.
Style Manual for Political Science
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.
Come to the Library Services Desk in Cooper Library's lobby for these printed manuals & help with using them.