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LAND 2004: History of Landscape Architecture (Greenwood): Citations

Why Cite?

To use information legally and ethically, you need to cite any information not originally created by you:

  • Quotations
  • Key terms or phrases
  • Ideas
  • Facts not broadly known
  • Images and Sounds

Citations also help your readers find your research so they can learn more.

Chicago Style Guides

Note, see these sections for help citing images:

  • 14.235: Citing paintings, photographs, and sculpture
  • 14.237: Citing maps

Citations from Databases

Most databases will generate a citation for you. 

For example, in OneSearch, you can get a citation for a result by clicking on the three dots, then "Cite:

Screenshot of the cite feature in OneSearch

Then, choose Chicago citation style from the dropdown box and copy the citation into your notes.

Screenshot of the second step for citations in OneSearch

Proof-read the citations, as they can contain errors!

This feature looks different in other databases, so just look for a citation button.

Citation Management

Citation management tools allow you to retrieve, store, organize, take notes on, and generate citations from all your information sources. Many citation management tools are collaborative and allow you to share sources with peers.

There are a number of different citation management tools available including:

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After exploring each citation management tool, if you need help deciding which to use your librarian recommends either:

  1. Choosing the one that your collaborators use so that you can share sources and notes.
  2. Choosing Zotero because it is free and open source, and because your librarian uses Zotero and can help you.


Citation Generator

Do you want help generating your citations, but do not need the functionality of a full-on citation manager? Try:

Engineering, Science and Design Librarian