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HLTH 235: Food Systems

Citing Sources

Throughout the research process it is important for you to keep track of the information you used by citing your sources. 

Citing sources:

  • Documents what sources you have used in writing your paper;
  • Gives credit to an author's work and acknowledge their ideas;
  • Provides your instructor with information needed to identify and retrieve the cited sources; and
  • Avoids plagiarism.

Many of the electronic databases you will be using (including Omni) offer you the option to download, print or email the citations to the material you find. This is a great way to keep track of the information you're considering.

Citation Management

Citation managers help you collect, organize, cite and share references and sources (e.g. full-text articles).

There are many different citation managers available for your use including Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. Queen's has a site license for EndNote desktop.

For more detailed information please consult, Queen's Library guide to citation managers.

Citation Styles

Citation styles are a set of rules or standards established by a specific society, association, or publisher for documenting various sources of information.

These sources of information may include journal publications, books, thesis, online sources, unpublished manuscripts, magazines, etc.  

APA (American Psychological Association) is the preferred style of documentation for HLTH 235. Refer to these sites for information on citing sources using APA: