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The Writing Center offers UMPI students free tutoring sessions. Visit the Student Support Services desk near the writing center on the first floor of South Hall or call 768-9615 to book an appointment.
Citation Basics & Links
Citing your sources is an important step in the research and writing process. Visit UMPI's full Citation Guide for all our advice on citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.
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Documentation style depends on the area (or 'discipline') of study. For instance, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) citation style is often used in the social sciences, whereas the Modern Language Association (MLA) style is used by students of the humanities. Check with your professor to be sure you are using the right style for your papers.
Want an overview of why citation is important and how to do it? Check out the University of Maine System Citation Tutorial.
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.