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Social Welfare Research Toolkit: Citations

Resources for research in Social Welfare.

Citation Management Tools: Zotero

Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.  Zotero is free software that you can install on your computer -- it helps organize your research, and then connects to Word to makes it much easier to create in-text citations and bibliographies. The library has created this handy guide to using Zotero -- including unlimited storage while a UCB student, staff or faculty --  by syncing your files to Box!

It's always good to double check the formatting -- none of the software is always perfect!

Trouble shooting Word with Zotero

Zotero toolbar doesn't appear?
  1. Close Word or LibreOffice.
  2. In Zotero, go to Tools → Add-ons → Extensions. ...
  3. In the Cite pane of Zotero preferences, open the “Word Processors” tab.
  4. Click “Reinstall LibreOffice/Microsoft Word Add-in” and then restart your wordprocessor.

Using Zotero

Screencast on using Zotero and APA 6th for Berkeley Social Welfare, featuring the work of David Eifler, UCB's Environmental Design Librarian and Zotero expert!

Using APA 6th

"Cheat Sheets" -- very handy guides showing examples of the different types of citations formatted according to APA 6th, from Wake Forest, Purdue and Harvard.

The fulltext of APA 6th is not available online, but we do have print copies in the reference collection of the Social Welfare and EdPsych Libraries at BF76.7 P83 2010, and it's available at other libraries on campus as well.

Basics of APA Style -- tutorial from APA on how to how to structure and format your work, reduce bias in language, avoid charges of plagiarism, cite references in text and it  provides selected reference examples. The APA Style Blog --  is searchable by topic and contains weekly posts by APA experts . They also provide help on common questions -- such as How to cite a source found in another source?

Citation Workshops -- by Request!

If you and 4-5 other students want a workshop on Zotero let me know -- we'll try and find a time that works for everyone!

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