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Theatre & Performance Studies: Citing Information

This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, scholarly articles, reviews, and other topical and collection-related information in Theatre.

How to Cite Articles and Books

In academic writing, it is important to cite your references - in other words, to acknowledge and document the authors' works which you have consulted and used in your own work. There are a number of different options for formatting citations. Certain bibliographic styles correspond to certain disciplines, and you often may have a specific style assigned to you for a project. However, the most important thing to remember is that your citation style must be consistent throughout a single paper.

Citation Tips

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To Search: click on Humanities, Documenting sources, LA in-text citations, or MLA list of works cited.  includes how to cite live performance.

Plagiarism - whose idea was that

RefWorks

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RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Easy Bib

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Need something less heavy-duty than RefWorks or EndNote?  NYU Libraries now subscribes to EasyBib, a online bibliography formatting and citation management tool which supports:

-MLA, APA, and Chicago styles
-Parenthetical and footnote formatting
-Saving, sharing, and exporting citation lists

New! Oxford Bibliographies Online

Avoiding Plagiarism

This site contains an interactive tutorial that explains what plagiarism is and how to properly credit authors.