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About This Page

Here you will find all the tools you need to cite your sources properly including MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago and APSA (American Political Science Association) standards, information on avoiding plagarism, and a link to RefWorks, which allows you to create a personalized bibliographic database.

RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing your papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography when you are ready.

You must create a personal account from a computer on the UMass Dartmouth campus network or login via the Library's proxy server if you are off-campus, but after that, the program can be used from any Internet connected computer.

Citation Basics - APA, Chicago, & MLA

The Carney Library has copies of several handbooks and style manuals including the Chicago Manual of Style,  APA manual and the MLA Handbook.

Feel free to contact me or the Writing/Reading Center (x8710) for assistance on tricky citations!

The following are some websites that you may find helpful. 

APA

OWL at Purdue (APA) 

Find help with APA style questions here.

FAQs about APA 

This page is from the American Psychological Association to help you answer some questions about using APA.

Chicago

OWL at Purdue (Chicago)

Purdue's OWL is one of the most popular sites for information on format and citation styles. .

Research and Documentation Online 

Based on information in "Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age," Fifth Edition, by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister, this site provides nice examples of citing in Chicago format. 

MLA (7th Edition)

OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab

Purdue's OWL is one of the most popular sites for information on format and citation styles.  

FAQs about MLA 

This page is from the Modern Language Association to help you answer some questions about using MLA.

Plagiarism FAQs

UMD Academic Regulations and Procedures - Read this passage from your student handbook!

Avoiding Plagiarism - OWL Guide from Purdue - This emphasizes when to give credit to sources and offers safe practices to follow.