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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

International Student Library Guide

Tips on getting the most out of the UMass Libraries.

Plagiarism Basics

Organizing Citations


  • Organize and store your citations
  • Share your citations with other researchers
  • Create quick bibliographies

For a single paper or your whole academic career...

Learn more using the tutorials on the RefWorks Guide, or ask any librarian.

Writing Assistance

The Writing Center, located on the 12th and 13th floors of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, is available to UMass students for writing instruction. You can make an appointment online or visit in person.

The Learning Resource Center, located on the 10th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, provides tutoring by students who are trained to help their peers achieve better academic success in courses deemed to be challenging for many students.

Learn About Citation Styles for Papers

When writing a paper, it is important to know how to cite your sources. There are different citation styles for different subjects. If you don't know which one to use, ask your professor or ask a librarian, using the Ask Us button on the Libraries' home page.

Ask a Librarian!

Contact Information

Du Bois Library Research Services
Phone 413-545-2623

Sciences and Engineering Library Reference
Phone 413-545-6741