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Exercise Science: How to Cite Sources

Exercise science majors study the science of the human movement. They also learn how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition.

Creating a Bibliography

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Zotero

Zotero is free, easy-to-use software to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. 

User Guide

Overview

There are quite a few different ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:

  • MLA style is typically used by the Humanities
  • APA style is often used by Education and Psychology
  • Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by History, Business, and some of the Fine Arts
  • CSE style and ACS style are sometimes used by the Sciences
  • MSSE  is the style required by  the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.  

Check with your professor to make sure you use the required style. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!

Citation Style Guides

Citation Generator

Automatic citation generators are quick and easy ways to create a works cited page.  Unfortunately, these tools aren't always correct.

If you choose to use an automatic citation generator, like the ones provided below, ensure the generated citations are correct by checking them against a style manual or guidelines provided by a professor. 

You Quote It, You Note It!

Want to learn the basics of avoiding plagiarism and learn why, when, and how to cite? Check out this tutorial!

Copyright & Plagiarism

Here are some resources to help you better understand Copyright, Plagiarism, and the correct documentation of resources.