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MB 440: Food Microbiology

This is a library course guide for students in Food Microbiology, MB 440/540, at Oregon State University. This page was created to support your work in MB 440/540.

Successful Citations

There are two parts to creating successful citations - 1) deciding what information to reference, and 2) recording the citation in an acceptable format.

1)To avoid plagiarizing and successfully include the best information from what you read, check out these tips:

How to Avoid Plagiarism

How to Paraphrase a Source

How to Quote a Source 

2)To successfully cite the articles you use in your summary, use the following resource:

CSE Citing Style Guide (Guide from University of Wisconsin)




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Zotero is a free tool that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use and lives in your web browser where you do your work. Zotero works with the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word (for Mac or Windows), Google Docs, or OpenOffice.

References can be added to a Zotero library in many different ways:  directly from databases, journal websites, Google Scholar or websites, via PDF, and by entering them manually.

Learn more about using Zotero here.