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Social Work General Guide (UNH Manchester): Citing & Writing

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 & Print Resources box on this page.

APA Citation Resources

Databases and Citation Styles

The Library's main search interface can provide citation to sources on the fly.

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

You can also Export citations from many databases into Zotero or other citation management programs. 

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Above are documents that provide some tips on avoiding plagiarism.