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SW 850/851/952 - Human Behavior & Social Environment (UNH Durham): Citing & Writing

Information on library resources and services to assist students in the HB/SE sequence (SW 850, SW 851, and SW 952)

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Research Center Phone: 603-862-1544

Visit, email, chat, or schedule a consultation appointment with a subject librarian.

About APA

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association sets the standard for the format of scholarly publications. APA style (as it is known) is used by researchers and graduate students, particularly in the social sciences. Citations using APA style allow readers to locate the materials used in your research. Therefore, your citations should be as accurate and complete as possible.

For examples of how to cite various sources, look at some of the sites listed in the Online and Print Resources box on this page.

APA Style Resources

RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based citation management and bibliography creator tool.

It can help you...

  • create bilbiographies and format citations in papers quickly, saving you time and effort;
  • create, organize, and manage your own personal database of articles and resources online, accessible from anywhere via the web, for one or more research projects;
  • import references easily from many databases;
  • share references with others; and
  • collaborate with others on one or more projects.

Create an account while you are connected to the UNH computer network, either on or off campus.

The video tutorials under the Help menu are very useful and recommended to help you get started. These are available once you have logged in to your account.

If you have an questions or need help on using Refworks please contact the Research Center.

Styles and Databases

Some library databases, such as those from EBSCOhost allow you to get bibliographic information in selected styles such as APA or MLA when emailing and saving records.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a very serious academic transgression. To learn more, check out the following resources: