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Using Information Ethically

This page introduces you to resources that are designed to make using the appropriate style, writing bibliographies and citing sources easier and more accurate.

Want to practice avoiding plagiarism? Work through this tutorial: How to Recognize Plagiarism: Tutorials & Tests

Citing BLS Sources

For the Occupational Outlook Handbook there is a suggested citation at the bottom of each occupation page.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Optometrists,
on the Internet at (visited January 09, 2020).

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 29-1041 Optometrists, January 29, 2020

Style Handbooks

The Cite Button

The majority of the Library's e-resources can generate a single citation for you.

Places to look for the Cite Button or other Citation Tools in E-Resouces:

  • The right-hand menu on the article abstract page.
  • At the top of the results list.
  • Immediately under each citation in the results list.
  • At the very bottom of an article or article abstract page.

Other Online Citation Tools

This is a selection of other citation generators & tools that can help you create citations and manage bibliographies.  Remember, though, that no online citation generator is 100% accurate.  Please be sure to check your citations to make sure that they're correct! 

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