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SOA 377: Cinema and Society

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.

Citation Basics

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

The following are a couple online guides that you may find helpful. 


OWL: Purdue's Online Writing Lab (APA) 

OWL is an excellent resource for help on citing sources.

FAQs about APA 

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


OWL: Purdue's Online Writing Lab (Chicago)

OWL is an excellent resource for help on citing sources.

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. 

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

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.