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PUBHLTH 323 Public Health Communications

tips and resources for students taking junior year writing course

APA Citation Guides

Not only do you need to cite your sources, but you need to format them according to a particular style. Your instructor will often ask you to use a certain style in your paper. For this course, you will use APA (American Psychological Association) format.

Citation/Reference Managers

If creating citations has you stressed, there are several different tools out there that will help you with formatting. To learn more about what citation managers can do and to see a handy chart comparing the 3 tools UMass Amherst Libraries support, click the link below!

You can also check out the pages on this guide for RefWorks, Zotero, and Mendeley to learn more about them.

Resources from the UMass Amherst Writing Center

The UMass Amherst Writing Center, located in the Learning Commons on the Lower Level of Du Bois Library, has a page devoted to resources about various aspects of writing and research.

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: