Evaluating and Citing Sources

Tools to help you evaluate & properly cite your sources.


Evaluating Your Sources

Researchers must be diligent about evaluating web resources.  Unlike books or scholarly journal articles which are reviewed by professionals before publication, the Internet does not have such filters. This guide section will help you become a more diligent researcher.

Citation Styles

Each discipline and many individual journals have their own citation styles, meaning that there are hundreds of options. Be sure to check with your instructor (and this guide!) for what style you are to use on your upcoming assignment.


RefWorks is a citation manager that allows you to import citations for books and articles into your RefWorks account, organize them in folders, and create bibliographies. A great tool to help you finalize your next paper!

More Citation Management Tools

Use this research guide to learn about the four most commonly used citation manager programs at the University of Delaware.