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UMass Amherst Libraries

Metaphor & Creativity -- 292M Commonwealth College

Library resources/services to support your “Nausicaa” assignment.

Need writing help?

Writing Center @ Du Bois Library Learning Commons (577-1293)

Avoiding Plagiarism

What Academic Honesty means at UMass
From the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Plagiarism of the Faculty Senate

Avoiding Plagiarism
Quick tips

Understanding what plagiarism is
Guides and tutorials 

Citing Sources

Copies of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers are available for use in the library. They are shelved next to the Reference Desk (UM/Ref. Desk LB2369 .G53 2003).

RefWorks is an online citation management tool that can make the process of managing and citing sources much easier. Log in or create an account in the box on the left of this page.

Organize Citations/Create Bibliographies

RefWorks User Login
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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1. Set up your account by clicking on the RefWorks link on the library homepage. From the RefWorks info page, choose "RefWorks Login & New Account Set up." From the login page, choose "New to RefWorks? - Sign up for an Individual Account." Note: You get to choose your own username and password - make them easy to remember!

2. Get your journal article citations into RefWorks
Most databases have a way to export citations into RefWorks directly. If you can't find the export link after you run a search, see instructions for the specific databases.

3. Get your book citations into RefWorks
Books from the UMass Catalog

  1. Within RefWorks, go to the search menu on the left side top and choose "Online Catalog or database"
  2. In the next screen, under "Online Catalog or Database to Search" choose "University of Massachusetts Amherst." If you have a specific title or author, go to the advanced search at the bottom and run your search.
  3. Your results will appear in a separate window or tab. choose the title(s) you want to import to your RefWorks account and click on "Import."

Books from WorldCat (combined U.S. library catalogs)

Using the Library's WorldCat subscription:

  1. Go the Database page and select WorldCat (under "W")
  2. Conduct a search.
  3. Mark the record(s) you wish to export.
  4. Click the "Export" button.
  5. Click the Radio button next to "Export to: RefWorks."
  6. Log into RefWorks.

When export from the Library's WorldCat subscription is not working, use Open WorldCat to export to RefWorks:

  1. Go to
  2. Conduct a search.
  3. Click “Export to RefWorks” in the “Subjects” line at the bottom of the gray box.
  4. Log into RefWorks.

If you need more help or info on RefWorks, check out the FAQs.