How do I reference sources?

ChE undergraduate papers use a variation of the American Psychological Association (APA) documentation and referencing style. This is an author/date style. All of the references that you cite in the text should be listed in alphabetical order in a “References” page at the end of the paper.

For ChE lab reports the major source is the Lab Handout. Typically when you cite the handout, your in-text citation would list the author and date, like this: (Henry, 1998). Also, the reference would look like this:

Henry, J. (1998, Summer). Liquid-Liquid Extraction. Lab Handout ChE 264, The University of Texas at Austin.

Research papers may require a greater variety of sources and citation and referencing styles. For additional help consult the following resources.  The UT library has software, NoodleBiB, that will generate your References for you. However, be sure to check that these are properly formatted. If you need to create them yourself, you may find some basic reference guidelines for APA style at the OWL website at Purdue University:

If you need more help, UT librarians and the consultants at the Undergraduate Writing Center have complete reference books on APA style.