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Criminology 3313: Citations

Dr. Curry


RefWorks  is an online bibliographic management program that allows users to create a personal database of references and generate bibliographies in a variety of formats.  Click on the icon below to go to RefWorks.  NOTE: A valid UTEP e-mail address ("") is required for new account set-up.                


Click on the links below to see video tutorials on how to use RefWorks:

How to Create a RefWorks Account

Learn to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes

RefWorks Fundamentals

RefWorks Advanced Features

RefShare:Sharing Your RefWorks References

Citing Articles

Also, please be aware that for citing your articles, many of our databases have some type of citation tool to help cite your sources using APA style. However, these citation are not always 100 % accurate, and may have small or large mistakes. A common error of these database citations, is the entire citation being in all caps. Here are a couple of examples:

Good Citation: 

Johnson, S. L., Blume, J. H., Eisenber, T., Hans, V. P., & Wells, M. T. (2012). The Delaware Death                     Penalty: An Empirical Study. Iowa Law Review, 971925-1964.

Bad Citation: 

LEVINSON, J. D., SMITH, R. J., & YOUNG, D. M. (2014). DEVALUING DEATH: AN EMPIRICAL                       STUDY OF IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS ON JURY-ELIGIBLE CITIZENS IN SIX DEATH PENALTY                 STATES. New York University Law Review, 89(2), 513-581.

Be sure to double check your citations using an APA citation manual, or use the Online Writing Lab from Purdue University

Citing Your Sources

Citing your sources is an important part of the writing process. Documenting your sources gives credit to authors whose thoughts and ideas you have incorporated into your work. By citing your work, you will strengthen your position and show the depth of your research. Most importantly, proper citation will help you avoid plagiarism.

There are hundreds of citation styles, please verify the citation format that your professor expects you to use. The most common citation format for the social sciences is the American Psychological Association (APA).  Please see the APA Style Citation LibGuide  created by the UTEP Library or the APA LibGuide created by Zayed University Library for more information. You can also view the APA Style Tutorial created by APA or the  Purdue OWL: APA Guide by Purdue Online Writing Lab.


plagiarize- verb : to steal and pass off as one's own (the ideas or words of another)...  -Webster's 3rd New International Dictionary.

Plagiarism is taken very seriously.  It is a violation of UTEP's code of conduct and in some cases can result in expulsion.  Sometimes students plagiarize without realizing that they are doing it.  That is why it is important to cite your sources.

Below is information on how to avoid plagiarizing someone's work or ideas.  Click on the links!

 UTEP Writing Center 

Need Writing Help??

If you need writting assistance and/or need to have your bibliography reviewed for proper citation; visit the UTEP Writing Center, located on the 2nd floor of the library next to the reference desk.


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