Librarians and faculty share responsibility to educate students to recognize when information is needed; to locate and evaluate information; and to use information ethically and reflectively to create knowledge in communities of learning in their academic careers and throughout their lives.

Citing Your Work: Online Citation Guides

Different disciplines require different citation formats, i.e., the order of the elements in the citation and the use of punctuation marks vary. Ask your faculty which style guide is appropriate for the course. Be consistent. Be precise. 





Academy of Management Journal 

American Anthropological Association 

American Journal of Botany

ACS (American Chemical Society)

APSA (American Political Science Association) 

ASA (American Sociological Association)

GSA (Geological Society of America)

Harvard Business School 

National Library of Medicine 

ASM (American Society of Mammalogists) 

Citing Internet/Electronic Resources

Online Citation Managers (Free)



Library staff will assist faculty and staff in securing copyright permissions requested by faculty and adhering to the Blough-Weis Library Copyright Policy for Reserves.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Certain conditions stated in the law, allow libraries and archives to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. A specified condition is that the photocopy or other reproduction not be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The library reserves the right to refuse a copying request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright.

The Library adheres to Guidelines for Copyright Compliance, outlined in the Faculty Handbook, Appendix 7.

Information for Copyright and Fair Use

For assistance or additional information regarding copyright issues, contact Cindy Whitmoyer, Public Services Librarian.

Classes may be scheduled throughout the year, to introduce students to the services and resources of the library or to address the requirements of a specific assignment.

To schedule an instruction session contact your department's library liaison or Kathy Dalton, information literacy librarian,, (570) 372-4301.

Digital Scholarship

Digital scholarship lives at the intersection of information technology and traditional academic practice.

Scholarship is an ongoing conversation that continually incorporates new discoveries and varied perspectives. New advances in computing have made possible new scholarly methods while radically altering existing ones—such as text mining of literary works, visualizing data and mapping the past and present.  

Digital scholarship has changed the ways we access, analyze and interpret information, and in how we communicate the results of our inquiry.  Library staff can help you incorporate these new approaches into your research, identify which digital tools to use, and connect you to the communication networks in a discipline.

Information Literacy