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RefWorks is a bibliography manager that allows you to create your own personal database of citations. As you use these references in writing your papers, RefWorks' tools and features enable you to automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

Citing APA Style

Preferred formats for citations can vary among scholarly disciplines, departments, professors, or individual journal publishers.APA Style Guide

The citation standard used most often in the social sciences was devised for the American Psychological Association and is known as 'APA style'.

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2010). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Call number: BF 76.7 .P83 2010 
[Available for in-library use, Gunnin & Cooper Reference shelves] 

***What's New in the 6th Edition - dealing with new technologies & formats [14 min. tutorial]

APA Resources Online:

Get it from the source: APA Style resources from the American Psychological Association.

The libraries at the University of Pennsylvania offer generous online guidance for Citing Resources.

The Purdue Owl is a popular go-to writing & citation resource from the Writing Center at Purdue University: Includes guidance on in-text and reference list format for a range of resource types.  

Bellevue University has FAQs on APA and MLA formating styles with pecific directions for a wide range of formats, including electronic stuff, government documents, and maps.

The Style Wizard - Input the specifics and it formats a citation in the style of your choice.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is:

1. Less about ‘intellectual property’ than about character, personal standards, and common sense.

2. Patently DUMB, because properly acknowledging the foundations upon which your own work is built only makes you look smarter. Citing sources is professional, scholarly, and improves your grade. There is no downside to doing the right thing, whereas the penalties for plagiarism are severe and long-term.

Know what it is:

Clemson University Academic Integrity Policy

Plagiarism tutorial - Duke University