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If you don't know where to start with your research paper, here are some handy resources:

Writing and Citing

Citation Styles

Select a citation style so that your references are in a standard format and readers of your paper can find the books, articles, websites, etc. that you consulted. Use the citation style assigned by your professor, the American Sociological Association (ASA) format, or select one of the standard formats: APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian.

Managing Your Citations

You can use EndNote Web to collect and organize references and format citations, footnotes or a bibliography.  To get yourself started, look at the Endnote Guide.

Zotero is another resource for bibliographic management at UCLA.

Impact Metrics & Scholarly Attribution - An online guide to help you discover your research impact, manage attribution of your research works, and search citations.