When citing sources for your paper you will use the citation style your professor assigns. In Portuguese Studies, that style is often the Modern Languages Association (MLA) style. This page provides links to style guides for MLA and Chicago (the style commonly used in the general humanities), information on avoiding plagarism, and RefWorks, which allows you to create a personalized bibliographic database.
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.
MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing - Revised in 2008, this manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication.
OWL at Purdue (MLA) - Find help with MLA style questions here.
OWL at Purdue (Chicago) - Find help with Chicago style questions here.
Research and Documentation Online - This site provides nice examples of citing in Chicago format. It's based on information in the 5th edition of "Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age" by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister.