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How to Find Citation Format in Library Databases

HINT:  You can email any article to yourself from most Library Databases.  In EBSCOHost and Gale PowerSearch look for the EMAIL option link.  Select the citation format button and choose APA so the format is included in the body of your email. 

You can also locate the citation of an article you are viewing by clicking on a 'cite' or 'citation' icon. A box with the citation in different styles will open.  Copy and paste the APA citation into a Word document. One warning: although proper citations are usually created using these methods the citations are computer generated so you still need to verify that all information was correctly formatted.


What is Chicago Citation Style?

The Chicago Form of Citation has two styles: 

  1. The Notes-Bibliographic System (NB) which is used for works covering literature, history and the arts.
  2. The Author-Date System is used in the social sciences and sciences.

The Chicago Style is not used very often at MassBay, but there are some professors who do require that you use this format. 

PLEASE NOTE:  The information contained in this LibGuide is not comprehensive.  For full details on how to use  Chicago Style, please refer to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, Call Number:  READY REF Z253 .C69 2010.


Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

To plagiarize means to "commit literary theft" and to "present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary [11th ed.; 2003; print]).

When accessing our Library's databases a dialog box opens providing you with information regarding the penalties for infringing upon copyright laws and for plagiarism.  Please be sure to read this information before undertaking any research.

Section V of the MassBay Student Handbook addresses Academic Dishonesty and Code of Conduct.  You can gain access to this information by clicking on the following link:


Library Hours

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Friday: 7:45am to 5pm
8am to 12 Noon   
Sunday                   CLOSED


Framingham Campus

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Friday:   7:45am to 5pm
8am to 12 Noon
Sunday:          CLOSED


The Libraries will be closed on the following days:

Monday, October 9th - Columbus Day

Thursday, November 23rd - Thanksgiving

Monday, December 25th - Christmas Day


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