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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, and individual journal publishers.

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

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.