Proper citation is an essential aspect of scholarship. Citing properly allows your reader or audience to locate the materials you have used. Most importantly, citations give credit to the authors of quoted or consulted information.
For detailed instructions on how to cite within the text of your paper, please consult a style manual listed below. Some guides may not cover every possibility you might encounter when trying to cite your sources. It is suggested that you consult a style manual to create your bibliography.
BU Librarians often recommend RefWorks as the best tool to manage citations. Accounts are free for the BU community, and most importantly RefWorks can automatically create a bibliography in many styles. Here are some other such tools.