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Social Work Resources: Citation Info

Citation Management Programs

Keep a personal database of books, journal articles, websites, and other resources with a citation management program.  These programs will help you organize and keep track of resources as well as automatically format citations.

Citation Management Tools

Brief overview of software that helps to organize and manage citations.

Direct link to "Citation Management Tools" on MSU Mediaspace

Citation Style Guides

Be sure to use the citation style specified by your instructor.  Most social work classes use the APA style guide.

APA Style from Purdue OWL

A lengthy guide with examples, from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.

I highly recommend you use the Purdue OWL Style Guide.  It gives examples and directions for most of the types of citations you will be creating. 

Citation Tips

Quick video tutorial illustrating the parts of a citation.

Web site listing the parts of a citation

 

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