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Social Work

Guide to resources for information relating to social work.

Need References in APA? Try RefWorks!

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  • Do I have to download anything to use RefWorks? No! RefWorks is a web-based tool, so you can use if from any device with an internet browser.
  • Can groups create a RefWorks account? Yes. RefWorks does not limit the number of accounts you create. Every account can have two types of access full and read-only.
  • How many references can I store in RefWorks? You may save an unlimited number of references within your RefWorks account. There is no limit on the amount of folders you can create either.
  • Is there a limit to the data I can put in the notes, abstracts and attachments?The notes, abstracts and attachments fields are limited to 5GB of information.
  • What happens when I graduate or if I leave UTEP? You keep your RefWorks account and everything in it for life! You can continue using it even when you are no longer affiliated with UTEP. Links to articles within the account will depend on your UTEP affiliation, but all references and attachments will remain accessible.
  • Where can I ask more questions about RefWorks, or request a one-on-one tutorial? Ask a librarian at the Reference Desk:

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APA Citation

Citing your sources is an important part of the writing process. It helps you:

  • Give credit to those whose thoughts and ideas you've used in your work
  • Provide a path back to the works you used as influence or evidence for your reader/professor
  • Avoid plagiarism

Verify which citation style your professor expects you to use. The most common citation format for the social sciences and is the American Psychological Association (APA). You can use a copy of the most current, official APA style manual in the Library Building:

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - American Psychological Association
Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010
ISBN: 1433805618
Publication Date: 2010 6th edition
Location: REF DESK (2nd floor)

 


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