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Elizabeth Madsen-Genszler
Acquisitions, Interlibrary Loan, Serials

Julia Waggoner
Administration, Collection Development, Library Instruction/Reference

Sharon Youngberg
Cataloguing, Reserves, Systems Issues

Learn how to Cite Sources

Find handbooks and style manuals the library owns and links to online resources for documenting your sources and how to avoid plagiarism.

Documentation Reference Books Available in the Library

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., by Joseph Gibaldi.
    REF LB 2369 .G53 2009 (this is kept in the Reference Section)
  • MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd ed., by Joseph Gibaldi.
    RESERVES PN 147 .G444 2008 (copies are kept in the Reference and Reserves Sections)
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th ed.
    REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010 (kept in the Reference Section)
  • The Columbia Guide to Online Style, 2nd ed., by Janice Walker & Todd Taylor.
    RESERVES PN 171 .F56 W35 1998 (kept in the Reserves Section)
  • A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed., by Kate Turabian.
    RESERVES LB 2369 .T8 2013 (kept in the Reserves Section)
  • Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles—MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More,
    2nd. ed., by Charles Lipson.
    RESERVES PN 171 .F56 L55 2011

Documentation Websites

On Avoiding Plagiarism

Report a Database Issue

The good news is that Dexter Library provides easy access to over fifty databases. The bad news is that with so many offerings there are bound to be occasional technical issues. If you run into a problem, please submit the form below and we will do our best to address it promptly.

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