Examples of reference sources include:
They often contain foundational information, such as:
They are useful to consult during the early stages of your research and can help you to:
These citation guides can help you with formatting style for references and bibliographies:
Zotero is an open-source software available to University of Waterloo students, faculty, and staff to assist with collecting, managing, and citing references. Citations are quickly and easily saved University of Waterloo Library catalogues and databases. Notes can then be added to these citations. Zotero offers various citation style options for the automatically generated bibliographies.
Zotero can be used offline or be synced with a cloud space to be used on multiple devices.
For a comprehensive list of reference resources for all disciplines, see the Online Reference Shelf.