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Social Work: Citing Sources/Style Guides

Citing Tip

Many databases format citations you have found into one of the common styles.

Look for "Cite this" or "Cite" or a similar link.

Most Popular Style Guides

APA (American Psychological Association) Style is often used in the field of social work. Be sure and ask your instructor which style guide is preferred for your research assignment.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

provides an online user-friendly, comprehensive guide for students that includes many examples of how to cite print and non-print sources in the most common writing styles, such as APA.

Storing and Managing Your Citations

RefWorks is a useful citation management software.  Mouse over the links below for a description.