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GEOG 495 - Capstone Seminar in Geography

This guide provides information about databases and journals to aid students enrolled in GEOG 495 locate relevant research materials.

Cite Your Sources

There are many writing style guides for citing resources. Depending on the journal, geography research is published using different style guides. For this class you will use the Annals of the Association of American Geographers style which is based on the Chicago Manual of Style 15th Edition.

Here are some extremely helpful links that show you how to cite different formats of information you'll find while researching:

Sometimes a database will give you the option to cite an article. Other times, you will need to create the citation yourself. Even if you don't know how to cite a source the minute you look at it, email it to yourself (or write down everything related to author, title, publication date, whether you found it in print, or online) so that you can work through citing it later.

Citation Management

A citation manager helps you

  • collect, store, and share citations;
  • insert in-text citations when writing a paper; and
  • create a bibliography using a variety of citation styles.

K-State Libraries supports RefWorks so that could be your first pick but if you are more comfortable using another (Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote) we won't stop you.

Check out our Citations and Bibliographies guide for more information on RefWorks.

Zotero also has a Firefox plugin. Read this quick start guide to install Zotero and get an overview of how it works.