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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 that UMass Amherst Libraries pays for, so you can create an account for free. However, our subscription will end in May 2021, so if you are just starting out with a citation manager, I recommend you choose a different option. 

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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: