Women's and Gender Studies

A guide to research in women's and gender studies

Citing Sources is Crucial

Giving Credit to Whom It Is Due

When you write a research paper, you must document the sources you used to produce it. When quoting or even paraphrasing another person's idea in your paper, you must give credit to that person so that the reader can find the source you cited.

Sources for which you should provide full citations include books, articles, interviews, Internet sources, government documents, software, videotapes, etc. You cite the sources briefly within the text of your paper, and then give the full citation in the "Bibliography" or "Works Cited" section at the end of your paper.

Additionally, IT IS REQUIRED. See UMA's Academic Integrity Policy which spells out your responsibility as a student. The way to avoid plagiarism is to carefully cite all sources used. Your instructors will indicate which citation style they want you to use when citing your sources. Most often this is either APA or MLA citation style.

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Did you know that almost ALL of UMA Libraries' catalogs and databases will create citations for you? When you find a resource, simply scan the database for a "(quotation mark)" icon, or for a label such as Cite this Item, or Cite, or Citation Export. 

Free Citation Tools

Please double-check citations before submitting your work! We cannot guarantee the accuracy of citations created using these free, online tools. 

BibMe "Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker"

Citation Machine

EasyBib "Free Bibliography Maker"
     EasyBib requires a paid subscription for APA.

KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College.

Also see: Citation Managers

VAWLT and Writing Centers

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The UMA Writing Centers and the VAWLT (Virtual, Accessibility, Writing, Library & Technology tutors)
offer UMA students free, online tutoring sessions. Just visit their websites to learn more.

In-person tutoring is available in Augusta and Bangor: 

UMA Writing Center in Augusta: Room 206 in the Katz Library

UMA Writing Center in Bangor: Room 214 in Belfast Hall

Citation Basics & Links

Citing your sources is an important step in the research and writing process. Choose one of the following to get started:

Documentation style depends on your area of study. For instance, the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is often used in the social sciences, whereas the Modern Language Association (MLA) style is used in the humanities. Check with your professor to be sure you are using the right style for your papers.

Here's a short overview of citations:

OWL @ Purdue

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Use the left side bar to navigate to the style or other help that you need.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site is a fairly comprehensive resource for the Modern Language Association's (MLA) style and formatting rules.
Use the left side bar on OWL's page to navigate to the style or other help that you need.

 

MLA Style

MLA Style Introduction  
MLA Overview and Workshop  
MLA Formatting and Style Guide      MLA Sample Paper
     General Format      MLA Works Cited: Other Common Sources
     MLA Formatting and Style Guide      MLA Additional Resources
     MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics      MLA Abbreviations
     MLA Formatting Quotations      MLA Sample Works Cited Page
     MLA Endnotes and Footnotes      MLA Tables, Figures, and Examples
     MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format      MLA PowerPoint Presentation
     MLA Works Cited Page: Books      MLA FAQs
     MLA Works Cited Page: Periodicals      MLA Classroom Poster
     MLA Works Cited: Electronic Resources      MLA 8th Edition Changes

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

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Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site is a fairly comprehensive resource for the American Psychological Association (APA) style and formatting rules.
Use the left side bar of the OWL page to navigate to the style or other help that you need.

 

 

APA Style

APA Style Introduction  
APA Overview and Workshop  
APA Formatting and Style Guide  
     General Format      APA Stylistics: Avoiding Bias
     In-Text Citations: The Basics       APA Stylistics: The Basics
     In-Text Citations: Author/Authors      APA Headings and Seriation
     Footnotes and Endnotes      APA PowerPoint Slide Presentation
     Reference List: Basic Rules      APA Sample Paper
     Reference List: Author/Authors      APA Tables and Figures 1
     Reference List: Articles in Periodicals      APA Tables and Figures 2
     Reference List: Books      APA Abbreviations
     Reference List: Other Print Sources      Statistics in APA
     Reference List: Electronic Sources      APA Classroom Poster
     Reference List: Other Non-Print Sources      APA Changes 6th Edition
     Additional Resources      General APA FAQs
     Types of APA Papers  
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Format a Citation in APA Style Using EBSCOhost

Citation help from Academic Search Complete & other EBSCO databases

Academic Search Complete (along with Business Source Complete, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and other EBSCO databases) will create a citation for you! Look for the "Cite" button to view citations in all the major citation formats.