How do I get Help?

Librarians are here to help you! The ways to get help are:  

  • Visit us at the Reference Desk (1st Floor Rivera Library) ~ Reference Desk hours
  • Call us at (951) 827-4392
  • Email us at
  • Chat with a librarian online Ask a Librarian
  • Set up a research consultation with a librarian  (UCR faculty, staff, and students only)

How do I cite primary sources?

Acknowledging your sources is a fundamental component of any research project.  Creating a correct bibliography lets other researchers verify your research. 

  • It's best to write down citation information when you actually find the materials. Don't wait until after writing your research paper to think about citations.
  • You can worry about the exact format of your citations later. The format depends upon which citation style guide you use.
  • Consult your instructor or syllabus regarding the citation style needed.  See Cite Your Sources  for help with the most common formats.

Additional guides on primary sources

Last modified: 8/22/2012 11:58 AM by M. Potter

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