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Citation Formatting

Quick Guides by Dr. Cook

Online Citation Tools

These programs allow you to electronically format your sources and create a bibliography that can be downloaded directly into your paper.

Source Aid

SourceAid’s Citation Builder formats your bibliography in MLA, APA, CMS & CSE styles. You can also save your work for later editing or addition.

Citation Machine

Citation Machine generates works cited entries in MLA and APA formats which are able to be copied and pasted into a word document.


We subscribe to this service! RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of style formats (MLA, APA, Chicago)
  • Import references from many data sources (Databases, Catalog
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HCS385 - Resolving Conflict Through Communication - Dr. Knight

Research guide for Article Presentation.
Find an article in a popular magazine (pamphlets, websites, newsletters, etc. do not count) which addresses conflict resolution,
Find a scholarly article (from within the field of Human Communication Studies) which addresses the type of conflict resolution described in the popular article above,
Write a 2 page summary for each of these articles,
Submit a copy of each article with its summary,
Prepare and present an extemporaneous verbal presentation.

Research Process Overview

Answer these questions:

  1. What are you interested in?
  2. What human communication studies angles tie into these interests?
  3. Where can I find articles which are acceptable to Dr. Knight?
  4. What Ship Library resources are available to me?

Research Resources

General Guide to Ship Human Communication Studies Resources

Popular Article Resources

Make sure you use a "legitimate" popular magazine, not Joe/Jane Blogger or other unapproved resources.

Scholarly Article Resources

There are two ways to do this, 1. start with a specific journal and search it, or 2. start in a Human Communication-related database and pay attention to the journal(s) in which you find relevant results.

Research Process

1. Search the popular press for topics

2. Explore scholarly literature about conflict resolution


Google Scholar is another source you might use to narrow your topic; if you use Google Scholar from on-campus you will automatically have access to library resources when they are available in your results set. If you use Google Scholar from off-campus, you should select Shippensburg University within the library links section in Scholar preferences to access these resources.


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