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RefWorks is an online tool that helps you manage citations and create formatted bibliographies in various output styles (e.g. APA, AMA, Chicago). It is a fee-based tool, but UMass Amherst Libraries has a subscription, so you can create an account for free! Be sure to use your email address as your account name.

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Use the Refworks Write-N-Cite plug-in to write your paper, insert references, and create a bibliography at the end of the paper.

Academic Honesty & Plagiarism

"Academic dishonesty is prohibited in all programs of the University. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and facilitating dishonesty." University of Massachusetts Amherst Academic Honesty Policy and Appeal Procedure

Here are some links for more information about avoiding academic dishonesty:

Citation Guides

Not only do you need to cite your sources, but you need to format them according to a particular style. Your professor will often ask you to use a certain style in your paper. Here is information about the styles commonly used in the humanities and social sciences: