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Environmental Ethics: Writing / Citing

Selected resources for research in the area of Environmental Ethics

Writing Your Paper

Once you have searched, located, and evaluated resources, it's time to write about what you've discovered.

This page will help you make the best use of your resources, format a reference list,  and use CSE style correctly in your paper. 

CSE Style

Additionally, try these online guides to help answer your citation questions. 

OSU Libaries - CSE Style

Documenting Sources: CSE Style



Would you like an online tool that stores all your citations in one place and helps create reference lists in CSE style? Give a try!

For more help with RefWorks, check out these guides:

RefWorks Online Guide
RefWorks Video Tutorial
Help with RefWorks: Importing from Individual Databases

How do I set up a RefWorks account?

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  • Click on the RefWorks access link via this guide or via the Bethel Libraries' web page 
  • When the RefWorks login page appears, click on Sign Up for an New Account
  • Fill in the Create Account form
    • If you are creating your account off-campus, enter the Bethel Libraries
      RefWorks Group Code in the box
  • Click on Create Account

RefWorks Sign Up for a New Account

RefWorks Create Account Step 1

RefWorks Create Account Step 2

Avoiding Plagiarism

Remember, it is important to cite the sources where you have gotten your ideas. This is especially true when you are using someone else's exact words in your paper. To avoid plagiarism, check out this handy online guide from the OWL at Purdue. 

Writing Center

Do you need one-on-one writing help? Bethel's Writing Center offers tutors to help you organize your paper, develop your ideas, define your thesis, and more.

Check the online appointment calendar for times tutors are available or to schedule an appointment. 


Using Your Resources

Now that you have a pile of books, journal articles, and other resources, how do you put them to work? These guidelines will help you to make the best use of the information you've gathered.

Reference Works (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.)

  • Use for beginning research to get general background information on a topic.


  • Use to get the "big picture." Books offer more information about a topic than a journal article.

Journal Articles

  • Use for specific information on your topic written by an expert.

Newspaper Articles

  • Use when you need extremely current information on a topic.
  • Use when you need a primary source for historical research.