This guide is intended for students working on assignments, research projects, theses/dissertations, etc. Students working on short research papers should take a look at this Research Steps guide from Rush University Medical Center. If you have any questions, remember to ask a librarian.
You will want to make sure you're properly citing your sources! Please check with your school or advisor if you are in doubt regarding which citation style to use. Typically the health and medical sciences use AMA; Business, education, and psychology use APA; Oceanography uses Chicago; and literature and other languages use MLA.