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Here you will find citations to the complete Chicago Manual of Style, and the Turabian handbook, which uses the Chicago system. 

Documenting your research completely, accurately, and in a correct format is essential.  Information on avoiding plagiarism, and a link to RefWorks, a program that allows you to create a personalized bibliographic database also appear on this page.

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.

Using the Chicago Manual

Historians generally prefer the Chicago Manual style of citation, which is published in the Chicago Manual of Style, ​there is an extensive index that will lead you to the correct way to cite anything located on the first floor of the library at the Reference Desk.

Information on other citation styles can be found on the library's "Citing Sources" page.


Students may also consult RefWorks. RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal databases by importing references from online databases. This feature serves as a “one-stop” for gathering information from a variety of sources and collectively having them in one database. For more further on RefWorks, please click on the RefWorks link on the library homepage.

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.

RefWorks calls the Chicago Manual system used by historians and other scholars and students in the humanities "CHICAGO  NOTES."




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