For help with organizing, writing and citing, head for the Writing Center on the 3rd floor of McQuade - room 346.
While it is ok to drop in during slower times of the year, make an appointment to ensure a time slot by registering and setting an time at https://merrimack.
More information about how to register and schedule can be found on the Writing Center homepage and in MyMack > Student Info (top menu) > Writing Center (left menu)
Writing Center Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
Friday 9 am to 1 pm
Sunday 4 pm to 9 pm
The Girard School and most social science sciences courses use the APA style for citing sources, from the American Psychology Association. Choose the most recent 6th edition when given a choice using library databases or citation tools.
Below are sources with tips for citing sources in APA style. See McQuade's "How to Cite Sources" for more citation tools.
Use an online Citation Builder to create reference lists, works cited, bibliographies, etc.
ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK CITATIONS USING THESE SOURCES AS THE FORMATTING IS NOT ALWAYS CORRECT. ALSO, THESE SOURCES ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS THE INFORMATION TYPED INTO THEM.
Use a Reference Manager to keep track of all the reference you use for writing papers. A reference manager will also format your paper and bibliography in the style of your choice.
**CAUTION: Professors have reported that NoodleBib's APA style citations are not always accurate. When using any citation builder (including NoodleBib/NoodleTools), you should double-check the results against the appropriate style guide or manual. No automated system is perfect, so always carefully examine the citations that are produced before inserting them into a "Works Cited" or "References" page.