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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.


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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

The Carney Library has copies of several handbooks and style manuals including the ASA Style GuideMLA Handbook and APA manual. 

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 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.


OWL: Purdue's Online Writing Lab (ASA)

OWL is an excellent resource for help on citing sources.

American Sociological Association's Quick Style Guide

This brief style guide is based on the 3rd edition of the style guide (note: the guide is now in its 4th edition).

California State - LA

This site provides a summary of writing a paper in ASA format.


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)

MLA Guide 

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

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.


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

citing sources

Citing Sources: Why &  When

Tutorial: Citing Sources

Self Assessment: Citing Sources


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Claire T. Carney Library
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