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MECH 3600: Material Science

Course Guide for Materials Science Laboratory: Prepartion of Reference Booklet

Research Papers

Why Cite?

  • Give credit to original author

  • Your professor requires it

  • Your professor can go check your sources and then read them 

It is the right thing to do, view the Academic Honesty and Conduct Policy

OWL @ Purdue

Purdue Univeristy has created the Online Writing Lab (OWL) to help with all aspects of your research papers.  


This guide will help you create a bibliography or works cited page for your research papers.  There are many different styles.  It is best to check with your professors to figure out which one to use.  Most of your classes at Wentworth use the Modern Language Association, or MLA Style. 

Check with your professor to make sure you use the required style. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!

To navigate through the guide, use the tabs above, or use the links below:


RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and citation manager. It allows you to import references from text files or online databases, create and automatically format your bibliographies in any available style, and export them to another document.

You will need to create an account the first time you use RefWorks.  Accounts can also be created to share with others for group projects; you can have as many accounts set up as you wish.

For more information see the RefWorks guide. 


Need More Help?

For additional assistance with any of these Citation Styles, consult a Reference Librarian:


Call 617-989-4040 option 3

Stop by the Information Desk