Give credit where credit is due: cite your sources. Citing or documenting the sources used in your research serves two purposes: (1) it gives proper credit to the authors of the materials you used, and (2) it allows those who are reading your work to duplicate your research and locate the sources that you have listed as references.
Knowingly representing the work of others as your own is plagiarism. See Texas Lutheran University's discussion of "Academic Honesty & Plagiarism" (Student Handbook, p. 6).
Use a standard bibliographic citation style approved by your professor (such as MLA, APA, or Chicago-Turabian).
NoodleTools is a web-based program that allows you to collect, manage, and organize bibliographic references by either typing or copying and pasting information from databases. NoodleTools allows you to create notes and bibliographies in either the MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), or Chicago styles. You will need to create your own ID and password the first time you use NoodleTools.
TLU librarians offer in-depth research help.
During library open hours, ask at the main desk for help finding what you need or help setting up an appointment with a librarian.
Click on the Ask a Question tab on the right side of a library web page. It will bring you either to live chat, or to a place where you can leave a message.
830-372-8100 (main desk)
Library directory (list of individual library staff and faculty)