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APA Citation Guides

When you cite your sources, you'll need to format them according to a particular style.  One particular popular style for dance research is APA (American Psychological Association) format.


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 the UMass Amherst Libraries have 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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You can find out more about the new RefWorks from ProQuest's VIEW NEW RefWorks Guide.

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Getting Information into RefWorks

Tips on how to get your articles from searches in commonly databases into RefWorks.

Another helpful tool for getting content from web-based sources (including PubMed, websites, journal pages) is to use the "Save to RefWorks" bookmarklet.

NOTE: You do need to make sure your bookmarks bar is showing so you have somewhere to drag the tool. 


  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Bookmarks > Show Bookmarks Bar



  1. Click the menu button and choose Customize.
  2. Click the Show / Hide ToolbarsToolbars dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen and choose the items you want to display.
  3. Click the green Exit Customize button.