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SOA 111 Honors: Cultural Area Research Project

About This Page

Here you will find all the tools you need to cite your sources properly, information on avoiding plagarism, and a link to 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.

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.

Citation Basics

The Carney Library has a copy of the MLA Handbook and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

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

The following are a few online guides that you may find helpful:

AAA (American Anthropological Association)

AAA Style Guide (2009)

The online version of the AAA Style Guide. 

MLA, 7th Edition (Modern Language Association)

MLA Guide 

This is our library's basic guide to citing in MLA format.

OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab (MLA) 

This is one of the most popular sites for finding help with MLA format. 

 FAQs about MLA 

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

Citing Sources

Take the following online tutorial to learn more about when and why you cite sources.

Citing Sources: Why &  When

Tutorial: Citing Sources

Self Assessment: Citing Sources