William F. Ruska Library, Worcester Campus
61 Sever Street
Worcester, Mass. 01609
Paul R. Swan Library, Leicester Campus
13 Washburn Square
Leicester, Mass. 01524
APA (American Psychological Association) is the preferred citing format for psychology, sociology, business, nursing, criminology, science, and law.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed). (2010). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010
MLA (Modern Language Association) is the preferred citing format for humanities, art, history, interior design, literature, music, etc.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print. REF LB 2369 .G53 2009
The following research tools can help organize sources and format citations:
» Mendeley: organizes reference sources and generates citations and bibliographies; it also allows annotations and collaboration.
» NoodleBib Express: generates quick citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago Style.
» Noodlebib MLA Starter: simple-to-use MLA bibliography tool.
To determine if the Becker College libraries own a particular DVD, book, VHS, or other materials, search the »library catalog. Search by keyword, title, author, publication date, and also specific a particular campus (Leicester or Worcester). The handout below describes how to search the catalog.
The handout below describes what a call number is, how to find items in the library by call number, what the call numbers mean, and what the status field means.
Click on the subject you are interested in below to view the Library Research Guide for that topic. Research guides list books, journals, and databases as starting points for your research. They also may contain a listing of reserve items and web links.
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