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Social Welfare 220: Introduction to Social Welfare Policy: APA Citation

Using APA 6th for Citation

APA Citation Style does not have a separate format for government publications, they recommend instead that you look at the type of material and site it as you would any other books, journal, reports, etc. Legal material is specialized -- here's a guide to citing statutes (laws) and how to cite cases.

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

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!

Zotero Workshop for 1st Year MSWs

The workshop will be October 19th, 2-3:30, classroom 5. Students can sign up, Josh sent out the email link -- let me know if you need it!

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.
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