FSU's Whittemore Library requires that users who are off-campus authenticate through Blackboard. Blackboard accounts are set up through Blackboard, not the library, so while we will help as much as possible to get you onto our databases from off-campus, sometimes we may have to refer you back to Blackboard or Information Technology to get your account set-up properly. Below we have included links for how to format the username/password to get onto the library databases as well as IT Services information.
This guide provides information on how to best write your citations. It provides information to various different citation formats. if you are not sure which format to choose, please check with your course instructor.
Prior to writing a research paper, you will need to read and review research materials that were published on the topic. In your paper, you need to mention or cite, the research you have consulted and give credit to its owners. Not doing so, or presenting someone else's idea as your own is considered plagiarism. (For additional information on plagiarism, see the video clips below).
At the end of the paper, you will need to provide a bibliographical list of the resources you have consulted in your research. The list needs to be arranged alphabetically and should specify where the resources you consulted were initially published or from what source they were retrieved.
To get a better understanding of the importance of citing, watch the enclosed video Why You need to Cite Sources, provided by the Oregon School Library Information System.